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Falafel (Basic Recipe)

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Category: Beans, Vegetables, Diabetic

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Garbanzo Beans, cooked,
  • -drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 c Water
  • 1 sl Wheat Bread, crustless firm,
  • -torn into pieces
  • 1 tb Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 ts Baking Soda
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, finely
  • -chopped
  • 1 Egg White
  • 2 tb Parsley, freshly chopped
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts Black Pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/4 ts Cumin
  • 1/2 ts Turmeric
  • 1/4 ts Basil
  • 1/4 ts Marjoram
  • 1 tb Tahini (Sesame Seed Paste)
  • --or- Olive Oil


Cayenne Pepper, to taste Flour, for coating the falafel

Puree the garbanzos in a food processor or in a blender.

Add the remaining ingredients, except the flour and mix well. The mixture
will be soft.

Form the mixture into 1-inch balls or patties and coat with flour.

Bake in a preheated 350 F oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

To make a falafel sandwich, cut a piece of pita bread in half and put 2 to
3 falafel balls or patties into the open halves. Add lettuce, alfalfa
sprouts, sliced tomatoes, green onions and low-fat Yogurt Dressing or
Tahini Dressing.

Yield: 5 servings, 20 balls

One Serving = 4 balls Calories: 158 Protein: 7 g Fat: 5 g Carbohydrate: 23
g Fiber: 3.3 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 341 mg Potassium: 237 mg

Exchange: 1-1/2 Starch/Bread 1/2 Medium-Fat Meat

Shared by: Norman R. Brown

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