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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 435.9
  • Total Fat: 9.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,645.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 75.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 14.7 g
  • Protein: 17.9 g

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    1 can garbanzo beans, drained and patted dry
    1/2 small onion, roughly chopped (about 1/2 cup)
    2 cloves garlic
    1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    2 teaspoons ground cumin
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon kosher salt
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves, about a handful
    Canola oil, for frying

    4 pita breads
    Chopped tomato, for garnish
    Shredded Iceberg lettuce
    Tahini sauce or hummus


Combine all falafel ingredients expect oil in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Pulse mixture until coarsely ground. Transfer to a bowl or container and refrigerate, covered, for several hours.
Form the falafel mixture into balls about the size of walnuts and press to flatten.

Heat 4 inches of oil to 375 degrees F in a deep pot or deep fryer. Fry about 6 balls at once for about 4 minutes, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Stuff each pita with 4 falafel balls, chopped tomatoes, lettuce, and tahini.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CMKAMINSKI5381.

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