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Healthy Garbanzo Bean Falafel

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  Garbanzo beans 15 Ounce, cooked, drained (1 can)
  Onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped finely
  Cilantro leaves/Parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
  Corriander seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
  Baking soda/Baking powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sesame oil 2 Teaspoon
  Flour/Breadcrumbs 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Teaspoon, chopped
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Spinach leaves 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Tomatoes 1 Small, sliced
  Cucumber 1⁄2 Small, sliced
  Pepperoncini 1⁄2 Small, sliced
  Humus 1 Tablespoon
  Sandwich bread 8 Medium, slices

1. Take a baking tray and spread a baking sheet on it.

1. Put all the ingredients (except the flour) in a food processor starting with the Garbanzo beans (also called chick peas), then the spices and the lemon juice last. Process until the mixture is coarsely pureed.
2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the flour until well blended.
3. Create 4 large and thin patties (as as to ensure it is crisp on the outside and well cooked on the inside) using the palm of your hand about 3 inches by 1/2 inch.
4. Place them on the prepared baking sheet and let them stand for 15 minutes.
5. Bake them at 400 F for 25 minutes turning them over after 15 minutes. The filafel is done when it is golden brown in color on both sides.

6. Take sandwich bread, spread some humus on one slice and put on them some spinach, tomatoes, peproncini, cucumbers and filafel and close the sandwich. The sandwich is now ready to eat.

Recipe Summary

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Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
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For a healthy cooking use baking instead of frying, this is a caution for people who are looking after their health seriously. Here is a video, where the chef makes falafel with garbanzo beans. Watch the video to know the recipe.

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