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Smokey Mesquite Baked Falafel
Smokey Mesquite Baked Falafel

Smokey Mesquite Baked Falafel

40 Min(s)
40 Min(s) Prep
Treat you family to a tour of the Mediterranean with Smokey Mesquite Baked Falafel. Our Smokey Mesquite Baked Falafel will transport you to another world.
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4 servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings
1 can (15 oz.) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed
1/2 cup chopped yellow onions
1/4 cup chopped roasted red peppers
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1 cup shredded lettuce
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onions
1/2 cup chopped English cucumbers
4 pita breads
1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 400ºF.
2
Combine first 3 ingredients until blended; set aside. Process chickpeas and yellow onions in food processor until smooth; spoon into medium bowl. Stir in red peppers and 1 cup cheese mixture. Shape into 12 (3/4-inch-thick) patties.
3
Place remaining cheese mixture in pie plate. Add patties, 1 at a time, turning to evenly coat both sides of each patty with cheese mixture. Place on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
4
Bake 20 min. Meanwhile, mix sour cream, lemon juice, garlic and cumin until blended. Reserve 3 Tbsp. sour cream mixture. Toss lettuce, red onions and cucumbers with remaining sour cream mixture.
5
Top pitas with lettuce mixture and falafel patties. Drizzle with reserved sour cream mixture; top with cilantro.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Substitute
Substitute plain nonfat Greek-style yogurt for the sour cream.
Tip 2
Note
For easy cleanup, cover baking sheet with foil before spraying with cooking spray and using as directed.
Nutrition
Calories
500
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
19%
Saturated Fat 7g
35%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 35mg
12%
Sodium 1110mg
48%
Total Carbohydrates 73g
27%
Dietary Fiber 9g
32%
Sugars 10g
20%
Protein 21g
42%
Vitamin A
30%
Vitamin C
15%
Calcium
25%
Iron
25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
4 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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