Here is a recipe for healthy falafel. You can fry but I prefer to bake. I am continuing to improve this recipe so check back for an update.
What ya need:
1 can Garbanzo (chick) beans. Or approx 2 cups fresh
2 cloves garlic
1 bunch parsley (approx 1/4 – 1/2 cup)
1 tbls cumin
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbls olive oil
1 tbls water
1 tsp kelp seasoning (optional)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup flour and more for rolling (I used whole wheat but you can use any you like)
This is the kelp seasoning I use. I actually put it on almost everything including pastas, rice, veggies, and salads.
Kelp is a form of algae that is very good for you. Kale has high levels of vitamins, A, B, C, D, E, and K, as well as a number of minerals, trace elements, and amino acids. It helps improve the immune system, maintain a healthy metabolism, digestive system, may reduce blood pressure, and aids in healthy skin. You can buy kelp powder, tablets, and flakes.
Preheat oven to 375.
Coat cookie sheet with non-stick spray.
Form into balls and roll onto excess flour to coat. Place on cookie sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes on each side.
Enjoy on a salad, in a pita with hummus, or alone!