Falafel (low oil)

Falafel is a great Middle Eastern dish that is typically deep fried. While the ingredients are very healthy, the cooking process is not. Our version is practically oil-free and equally tasty.  Serve them with hummus, tahini, pita, and your favorite vegetables.


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2 cups garbanzo beans, cooked
2 tablespoons garbanzo bean flour
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 teaspoons lemon juice, fresh squeezed
2 cloves garlic, minced
½-1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
spray oil (to prevent sticking)


  1. In a dry skillet over medium high heat, stir coriander, chili powder, and cumin. Stir constantly for 2-3 minutes or until the spices are fragrant. Set spices aside. (Watch the video starting at 5:30 to see the process.)
  2. Using a food processor with the “S” blade, combine all of the ingredients and pulse until everything is coarsely combined but enough so it sticks together. Be careful not to process too much, or you will have a hummus consistency.
  3. Spray your skillet with oil to prevent sticking, and turn your burner to medium high. Drop 1-2 Tbsp of falafel mixture and form little patties. Brown on each side about 2-3 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes.
  4. Serve these with tahini sauce, hummus, or your favorite veggies.

Prep Time:
Serving Size: 2-4
Jonathan Ewald

“If man thinks about his physical or moral state he usually discovers that he is ill.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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