Try this Middle Eastern sandwich of chickpea and spice 'meatballs,' which are actually falafel that are oven-fried to keep their calorie count down. Serve with grilled pita wedges or pita pockets, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and cucumber slices.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Falafel:
Yogurt Sauce:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Coat a 9x13-inch metal baking pan with cooking spray and 1 tablespoon olive oil and place inside the oven. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). C

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  • Combine chickpeas, onion, cilantro, parsley, garlic, lemon zest, cumin, salt, red pepper flakes, and baking powder in a food processor. Pulse until minced but not yet pasty. Transfer to a bowl and stir in flour and egg until fully incorporated.

  • Remove baking pan from the oven. Drop golfball-sized portions of chickpea mixture onto the hot pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven 15 to 20 minutes. Brush falafel with remaining olive oil and flip over. Continue baking until golden on both sides, 15 to 20 minutes more.

  • Meanwhile, combine yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, and garlic in a bowl. Season with salt and cayenne pepper. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

  • Serve falafel with yogurt sauce.

Nutrition Facts

250 calories; protein 8.2g; carbohydrates 29.4g; fat 11.5g; cholesterol 46.5mg; sodium 586.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2019
Really good flavor, mine didn’t stay round but it’s to be expected for some flattening to occur on a baking sheet. Fits better in a pita anyway. I didn’t make the yogurt sauce because I had my own Tzatziki recipe. Judging by the measurements in this recipe, make more, you can never have enough yogurt sauce. Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2019
Made as written and these turned out excellent! No changes necessary. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2019
Really good flavor, mine didn’t stay round but it’s to be expected for some flattening to occur on a baking sheet. Fits better in a pita anyway. I didn’t make the yogurt sauce because I had my own Tzatziki recipe. Judging by the measurements in this recipe, make more, you can never have enough yogurt sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2020
This was fairly easy to make and was tasty! I would add more spice next time but I used dry beans so it may have been a little light on salt. They were filling and I would definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2020
No changes. Fairly easy recipe and great taste. Eat them before I thought to take a pic. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2020
Delicious and easy to make! Even my meat-eater husband enjoyed them! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2020
I made the falafel but not the sauce (already had that). It was easy and delicious. Read More
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