Friday, May 4, 2012

Baked Spinach Falafel

So I know they are green, but don't be afraid, its just the spinach!  This recipe is so easy, healthy, cheap and delicious.  Guaranteed to please even your meat-loving man. Serve it with the tahini yogurt sauce recipe below and pile on top of warm naan or pita bread. 

1 can of garbanzo beans
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon flour
3 cloves of garlic (roughly chopped)
1/2 cup chopped onion
handful of spinach, chopped
2 teaspoons cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
juice of half of a small lemon
salt to taste

Combine ingredients in a food processor or blender until the consistency is right to roll into balls - you may need to add more liquid or flower.  Be sure to taste it to be sure the flavor is to your liking!  Refrigerate the mixture for about 15 minutes to make it less sticky and easier to handle. Roll into small balls (should make about 12) and place on a greased baking sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden.  Serve on top of toasted pita bread or naan and top with tahini yogurt sauce (recipe below).

Tahini yogurt sauce - just mix together the following ingredients:
3/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt
lemon juice
1 tablespoon of tahini

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