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Falafel Salad with Warm Pita & Tahini Lemon Sauce

Serves 5 | Prep Time 1 hour | Cook Time 15 minutes

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Ingredients

Falafel

1/2 cup Eden Organic Brown Rice Flakes

15 ounces Eden Organic Garbanzo Beans, drained

Eden Organic Safflower Oil, for deep frying falafel
or Eden Organic Sesame Oil

15 ounces Eden Organic Moroccan Rice & Garbanzo Beans

Tahini Lemon Sauce

6 Tbsp organic tahini (sesame butter)

2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 clove garlic, pressed

2 Tbsp finely grated onion

1/2 tsp Eden Sea Salt

1 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced
or 1 teaspoon dried parsley

1/2 cup cold water

Salad Ingredients

3 organic whole wheat pita pockets

1 medium cucumber, sliced

2 medium organic tomatoes, sliced into wedges

1 head romaine lettuce, torn into pieces
or 5 cups baby salad greens

1/2 cup coarsely grated carrot

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Directions

Place the rice flakes in a food processor or blender and pulse once or twice. Pour into a medium mixing bowl. Place the garbanzo beans in a food processor or blender and puree until creamy. Place in the mixing bowl. Add the rice and garbanzo beans and mix thoroughly. Let sit 15 minutes. Take about 3 tablespoons of the mix at a time and roll into 1 1/2" diameter balls and flatten balls slightly. Place on a try or plate.

Heat oil in a deep fryer or heavy pot. Add several falafel to the oil at a time and deep fry until golden brown. Do not overfill as it will lower the oil temperature, creating soggy falafel. Remove and drain on paper towels. Repeat until all falafel are fried.

Heat the pita bread in a 350° F. oven until warm. Remove and slice into wedges. Arrange equal amounts of lettuce, cucumber, tomato, and carrot on each serving plate. Place several slices of pita on each plate and 3 falafel. Spoon the tahini lemon sauce over each salad and serve.

Yields: Approximately 16 falafel

Nutritional Information

Per serving: 433 calories, 12g fat (25% calories from fat), 16g protein, 66g carbohydrate, 9g fiber, 0mg cholesterol, 556mg sodium

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