Falafel (basic recipe)
Diabetic Beans Vegetarian Basics
Last updated 6/12/2012 12:54:40 AM. Recipe ID 16614. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Falafel (basic recipe)
Categories: Diabetic, Beans, Vegetarian
Yield: 5 Servings
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
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
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