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Yummy Falafel

 
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Falafel recipe

Yield

8

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

40

min

Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Sugar-Free
 

Ingredients

2 cups chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
cooked, 1 pound
cup water
1 tablespoon unbleached all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 each eggs
beaten
2 tablespoons parsley leaves
chopped
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
*
¼ teaspoon cumin
ground
*
½ teaspoon turmeric
ground
¼ teaspoon basil
dried
*
¼ teaspoon marjoram
dried
*
8 each pita bread rounds
*
½ cup onions
chopped
1 each tomatoes
diced
1 cup lettuce
shredded

Directions

Grind the chickpeas through the coarse blade of a meat grinder or in the container of a food processor.

Add the remaining ingredients, with the exception of the last 6 ingredients.

Mix well. The mixture will be soft.

Preheat the oven, form the mixture into 1 inch balls, coat with the flour and fry, in a basket, four or five at a time, in the hot oil.

The balls rise to the surface and are light brown when cooked.

This takes about 2 minutes.

Drain on paper towels. Serve in whole wheat pita halves with chopped onion, tomato, and shredded lettuce.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 112g (4.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 6311% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 246mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Sugars g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 2% Iron 4%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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