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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 9
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 51.5
  • Total Fat: 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 121.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 2.7 g

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No Oil Added Falafel

Submitted by: BTVMADS

Introduction

Never rely on a mix again! Falafel are delicious, easy to make, and quick as a dry mix if you have a food processor. These are grilled in a pan, not fried, and have no added oil, so each patty has less than 2 grams of fat!

Delicious, high fiber, low fat, and a great source of protein -- what more could you want?
Never rely on a mix again! Falafel are delicious, easy to make, and quick as a dry mix if you have a food processor. These are grilled in a pan, not fried, and have no added oil, so each patty has less than 2 grams of fat!

Delicious, high fiber, low fat, and a great source of protein -- what more could you want?

Number of Servings: 9

Ingredients

    1 15oz can of chick peas
    1 tbsp. tahini (sesame paste)
    2-3 tbsp. chick pea flour *
    Juice of 1/2 lemon
    3 cloves garlic **
    1/2 tsp ground cumin
    1 tsp dried parsley

    * Chick pea flour can be found in the bulk section of many health food stores, or with the specialty grains on the shelf. If you can't find it, regular flour works just as well!

    ** I like to roast the garlic ahead of time. Raw garlic can be very spicy and overwhelm the subtle flavors of the chick peas and tahini. If you only have the raw garlic, use just 2 cloves instead of 3.

Directions

1.) Drain most of, but not all, of the liquid from the can of chick peas. Pour the beans into your food processor (with the blade already locked into place).
2.) Add the lemon juice, tahini, herbs, and garlic to the processor. Blend until mostly smooth with a few small chunks. Do not blend it completely smooth, or you will have hummus instead of falafel!
3.) Scoop the chickpea mixture into a bowl, and sprinkle the first two tablespoons of chick pea flour over the mixture. Stir to integrate. Wait a minute or two -- if the mixture doesn't seem much drier, add the last tbsp. of flour, stir again, and wait a few minutes to let the flour hydrate.
4.) Form the mixture into patties -- a batch usually yields 8-10 2.5" patties.
5.) Heat a large skillet, sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, over medium heat. Grill the patties in the skillet until brown and crunchy on the outside.

Serve the hot patties in pita bread (or in Arnold Sandwich thins), topped with baby greens, sliced onion, and tzatziki sauce if you like. Me? Not a fan -- I prefer a big dollop of salsa instead.


*Please note, this nutrition information is PER PATTY. Pita bread, extra tahini, etc. will still need to be added to your nutrition tacker*

Number of Servings: 9

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BTVMADS.






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