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Falafel Recipe

Looking for an easy Falafel recipe? Learn how to make Falafel using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by manicorganic

Makes 64 servings



Note: I have not tested this recipe yet, when I do - I will verify the quantities of flour and bread crumbs, as I might need less. Also- these are to be fried, so you probably need to add at least 20 calories per falafel for that..also - I have not added spices to this, as they have no calories - but good ones to use are cumin and paprika, peper of course...

Recipe Ingredients for Falafel

4 c chickpeas, cooked, salted
1 med. onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 c parsley, chopped
1 egg, large
1/4 c bread crumbs, italian
1/4 c whole wheat flour
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt

Recipe Directions for Falafel

  1. Mix everything in a food processor and add dry ingredients gradually until the mixture holds when pinched between two fingers.

  2. Don't overmix - some texture is required.

  3. Refrigerate for 1 hr before forming into balls and deep frying. If you have a deep frying thermometer - let it measure 360F.

  4. If not - just make sure you fry them at a medium high for at least 5 minutes. If the oil is too hot - they will burn on the outside and be raw in the middle, so it is good to "test" one ball first and cut it open to see how much time it takes to cook them through.

Categories

Beans, Appetizers, Middle Eastern, Fry, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 16.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
55
Calories from Fat
12
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.3g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Sodium
42mg
2%
Potassium
117mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
8.5g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2.3g
9%
Sugars
1.5g
Protein
2.7g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2% Iron 5%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in thiamin
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