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Baked Lentil Falafel

By Kristen Mccaffrey
  
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179
Calories 
25g
Carbs 
5g
Fat 
10g
Protein 
4
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(4 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

I couldn't wait to try out this recipe when I first saw it on Pinch of Yum. I love the idea of using lentils instead of chickpeas to make a healthy baked falafel, not only because I love lentils - but since I eat a lot of chickpeas, it's nice to mix it up sometimes. The recipe combines simple ingredients - lentils, cilantro, parsley, basil, lemon, garlic, and spices - that are thrown in the food processor and then formed into delicious, little falafel patties. You can add some spice by throwing in a jalapeno or red pepper flakes if you like things hot. You can also use homemade cooked lentils instead of the canned ones, whatever you have on hand. Lastly these patties freeze really well so think about making a double or triple batch and throwing some in the freezer for future meals.

Prep Time

Baked Lentil Falafel

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Ingredients

4
  • 2 cups canned lentils, rinsed and drained (you could use traditional chickpeas)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 2 tbsp. basil
  • 4 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 U cloves garlic
  • 1 U lemon (zest and juice)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 2 tbsp. whole wheat flour

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
3 falafel patties
Amount Per Serving
Calories 179
Calories from Fat 46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
8%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 695mg
30%
Total Carbohydrate 25g
9%
Dietary Fiber 9g
36%
Sugars 2g
Protein 10g

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pulse everything except for the flour in a food processor until the mixture is combined. It will be dry but when you press it together with your hands, it should form patties. Stir in the flour, about 1/2 tablespoon at a time, until it easily forms patties and is easy to handle. Form into patties, about 3 per serving.
  3. Place on a prepared baking sheet. Cook for 16-20 minutes until browned and cooked through.
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