Fantastic Falafel

These falafels are a garlicky DREAM.  Lots of raw garlic ensures this! I have a pretty serious addiction to garlic, so I served these with homemade tzatziki;  also chalk full of raw garlic.  Don’t go anywhere after eating this unless you have some high octane mouthwash or aren’t afraid of losing a few friends due to intense garlic breath.  It’s powerful stuff!

Now that you’ve been adequately warned about the garlic, let’s move onto the rest of the ingredients; chick peas, parsley, lemon, cumin, hot sauce and salt.  Very simple and very delicious.

Fantastic Falafel Ingredients

Throw everything in the food processor or blender and pulse until well blended.

Falafel Mixture

Add some flour(use whole wheat if you want to keep it extra healthy) to the chickpea mixture and stir until completely combined.

Falafel Mixture with flour

Form the mixture into patties and fry them in a bit of butter or oil.

Fried Falafel

Make sure they get golden and crispy!

Golden, Delicious Falafel

Get the rest of your ingredients ready.  I like to inhale my falafel on a pita with homeade tzatziki and fresh veggies.

Falafel Set-up

Take a nice close look at this pretty little thing.

Fantastic Falafel Close-up

Or do it up open face!

Open face falafel

Open face falafel

Fantastic Falafel Recipe

2 cans (19 oz each) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
4 cloves garlic, minced
¾ cup parsley
1 ½ tbsp lemon juice
1 ½ tsp ground cumin
1 tsp hot sauce
1 tsp salt
¾ cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup olive oil

1.    In food processor, blend together chickpeas, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, cumin, hot sauce and salt. Transfer mixture to bowl and stir in flour.
2.    Form mixture into 24 balls (about 2 tbsp each) and flatten slightly.
3.    Heat oil in non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.  Fry falafel for 2 – 3 minutes per side or until golden brown.
4.    Serve in a pita with tzatziki along with cucumber, diced tomato and lettuce.

From:  The G.I. Diet Cookbook

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3 Comments

Filed under Main Courses, Vegetarian

3 responses to “Fantastic Falafel

  1. A Tablespoon of Liz

    This looks amazing, I love falafel, its definitly one of my favorite foods ever!

  2. Pingback: Tzatziki | theadmirableadmiral

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