Baked falafel

For those who like falafel, yet not the extra calories, this is a great, lighter version.

I created my own version of baked falafel, though I did not compromise the taste. It is not as crispy as the fried falafel, but, in a whole wheat pita with tahini and tomatoes, it has just as good of a flavor.

Low in calories and low in fat--great substitute for the real thing!



2 cloves of garlic

4 cups cooked garbanzo beans

4 cups of fresh parsley

1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion

1 tablespoon cumin

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon old bay seasoning



Olive oil spray



Heat oven to 375F.

Take a baking sheet and spray with olive oil.

In a food processor add all the ingredients and mix coarsely, or smoothly if you prefer.

Take a nice cream scooper and scoop evenly sized falafels.

Spray the top with olive oil and back for about 15-20 minutes.