I love this recipe. I posted it to Facebook a little over a year ago, and I’ve made it countless times since. This is a slightly modified version of the original substituting coconut flour for wheat flour to reduce the carb load, and increase the fiber content. The mixture will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days and it makes a very quick snack once prepared. All told this works out to only 11g Net carbs per serving and is incredibly tasty. All you need is a food processor and a frying pan. It doesn’t get much easier.
Mean Green Falafel
- 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup of packed fresh baby spinach
- 1 handful of fresh cilantro
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 large shallot
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 2 tsp salt (optional)
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
- 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp coconut oil for frying
- Put garlic and shallot in the food processor and pulse until finely chopped
- Add cilantro and pulse until finely chopped
- Add spinach and pulse until finely chopped, scrape sides of the bowl as needed
- Add chickpeas, coconut flour, and all spices, then pulse food processor until just slightly chunky, almost looks like rice. It should hold its form.
- Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat
- Shape the flafel by forming into approx. 2″ ball and flatten into a patty.
- Fry the falafel for about 3-4 minutes per side. It should be golden to dark brown.
- Serve immediately with some tzatziki or hummus.
|Amount Per Serving (Approx 3 patties)|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 9 g||14 %|
|Saturated Fat 7 g||33 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0 %|
|Sodium 706 mg||29 %|
|Potassium 223 mg||6 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 17 g||6 %|
|Dietary Fiber 6 g||23 %|
|Sugars 3 g|
|Protein 5 g||10 %|
|Vitamin A||73 %|
|Vitamin C||15 %|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|