|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 servings|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 6g||7%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Total Carbohydrate 54g||20%|
|Dietary Fiber 8g||29%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Falafel, often considered fast food or street food in the Middle East, is actually a very versatile dish. The classic, fried version is what's typically found but there's no reason it can't be baked. And, apart from the frying, the recipe consists mostly of healthy chickpeas.
The base of the recipe also lends itself well to adaptations of different beans, spices or vegetables. Beets add a sweet flavor and plenty of nutrition. And, if you're baking the falafels, the beet helps to keep it moist.
Serve these as a lunch or snack inside a pita with Israeli salad or use them instead of meatballs for a vegetarian meal option.