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Falafel

Megan Ostler, Michelle Alley

TOTAL TIME:25 minutes

Falafel is a delicious, chickpea patty that is flavored with parsley and spices. You can have it in a gyro, on top of a salad, or on its own dipped in a creamy tzatziki sauce. Falafel is typically deep fried, but our version is pan fried so that it still has that delicious crispy texture but it isn’t covered in oil. Falafel is a quick, meatless meal.

PREP TIME:5 minutes
COOK TIME:20 minutes
TOTAL TIME:25 minutes
SERVES:8
Ingredients

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          Nutrition per serving
          230 CALS
          8 G
          29 G
          10 G
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          AMOUNT PER SERVING% DAILY VALUE
          Calories
          230
          from fat
          90
          Total fat
          10g
          15%
          Saturated fat
          1g
          5%
          Cholesterol
          0mg
          0%
          Sodium
          810mg
          810%
          Carbohydrate
          29g
          10%
          dietary fiber
          7g
          28%
          sugar
          5g
          Protein
          8g
          Directions
          1. Place all ingredients into the food processor, except the olive oil, and blend until smooth. If needed, add a little water to blend better.
          2. Transfer to a bowl, then cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. You may skip this step, but they will be a bit more fragile while cooking.
          3. Take the batter and form into 16 equal, small patties.
          4. Add 2 tablespoons of oil to a large pan and heat over medium-high heat.
          5. When the oil is hot, place the falafel in the pan in batches, making sure there is space between them.
          6. Cook for 5 minutes or until it is a golden brown. Flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
          7. Remove and set aside. Heat up more oil and cook the remaining falafel.
          8. Serve the falafel warm in a gyro with your favorite toppings, in a salad, or by itself with a creamy tzatziki sauce.
          Nutrition per serving
          230 CALS
          8 G
          29 G
          10 G
          SEE MORE
          AMOUNT PER SERVING% DAILY VALUE
          Calories
          230
          from fat
          90
          Total fat
          10g
          15%
          Saturated fat
          1g
          5%
          Cholesterol
          0mg
          0%
          Sodium
          810mg
          810%
          Carbohydrate
          29g
          10%
          dietary fiber
          7g
          28%
          sugar
          5g
          Protein
          8g

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