Healthy Recipes


Baked Falafel

Make this dish for an easy portable lunch or a satisfying snack. The chickpeas are packed with soluble fiber, which helps to lower cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar levels and keep you fuller for longer.  

Yields 4 Servings

Ingredients: 

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ½  onion, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tb all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt & pepper
  • 2 tb olive oil
Falafel

Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe   4


Amount Per Serving:

Calories   175
Total Fat   4.6 g
Total Carbohydrate   28.2 g
Dietary Fiber   5.0 g
Protein   5.8 g

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Combine all ingredients (except the olive oil) in a food processor and process until smooth. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the mixture and pulse until combined.  

Use a tablespoon to scoop out the mixture and shape into small round patties. If the mixture feels too wet, add a little more flour. Place the falafel on an oiled baking sheet and brush the top of each with the remaining olive oil.

Bake the falafel for 10 minutes, flip them over, and continue to bake for another 10 minutes on the second side.

Suggestions: serve the falafel with tzatziki sauce for dipping, inside a whole-wheat pita with hummus, lettuce, and tomato, or on top of a salad for a quick meal. 



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