Monday, August 24, 2009

My new favorite recipe

I love finding new, healthy recipes. I got this one off of the back of a bag of dry chick peas. It was delicious.
Falafel Sandwich
1 cup dry chick peas
1 onion
1 clove of garlic
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 medium jalapeno seeded (I didn't have a jalapeno so I used some chili garlic sauce to make it spicy)
2 tsp. cumin powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp ground pepper
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. baking soda

Soak dry chick peas overnight, drain and combine with onion, garlic, parsley and jalapeno. Grind mixture in food processor. Add the remaining ingredients. Shape into patties 1 1/2" in diameter and 1/2" thick. Fry in deep hot oil until brown and crisp (I just used a little bit of olive oil). Serve hot in a pita with tomato slices.

(I know a lot of you are looking at it thinking that it looks like a green hamburger. The truth is, it does look kind of like a green hamburger. But a very yummy one! Even Peter, who would prefer to eat meat and potatoes at every meal, agreed that it was good enough to make for dinner again. This is high praise for something healthy coming from Peter.


Tom and Jen Loveland Family said...

Thanks for the recipe! I will have to try it. It definitely looks yummy.

Liz said...

Mmmm...Falafel is my favorite. It was so hard to find in SLC and now I live in a place where I can get it all the time. Life is good.

Angela and Enrique said...

Oh I will have to try those green hamburgers, they look delicious!