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Recipe Information

Servings 4
Preparation Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 5 Minutes
Total Time 35 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Beans
Category Beans & Legumes
Meal Snack; Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish; Side Dish
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Cooking Method Saut�ing
Diet Low Calorie; Low Cholesterol; High Protein; High Fiber; Vegetarian


  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans 

  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped

  • 1/4 cup packed parsley leaves

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 

  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

  • 2-3 teaspoons lemon juice 

  • Salt, to taste

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 

  • 1 cup dry plain bread crumbs, divided

  • 1/4 cup raisins, chopped

  • 1 egg yolk 

  • Cooking spray 



  • Add the first six ingredients (garbanzo beans to oregano) to a food processor and blend until smooth.

  • Add lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Stir in half of the bread crumbs, as well as all of the raisins and egg yolk.

  • Pour the remaining breadcrumbs onto a plate or other flat surface. Using approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons of bean mixture, form 16 patties. Press each patty into the breadcrumbs, coating the entire surface.

  • Coat a large skillet with cooking spray, and heat over medium heat. Place four falafel patties into the skillet and cook until the bottom becomes browned (about 2-3 minutes). Flip each falafel, and cook until the other side browns (about 2-3 minutes). Repeat this procedure for the remaining falafels.

  • Arrange 4 falafels on four dinner plates, and serve warm.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 311 cal

  • Total fat: 4g

  • Cholesterol: 54mg

  • Sodium: 575mg

  • Carbohydrate: 58g

  • Fiber: 7g

  • Protein: 12g