Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Weight Watchers Recipe: Baked Falafel Sandwich

Was POINTS® Value: 10 Now POINTS® Value: 7 Servings: 4 Preparation Time: 20 min Cooking Time: 14 min Level of Difficulty: Easy Enjoy this fried street food by oven-baking it instead. The addition of fresh lemon juice and water to the tahini makes a wonderful, lightened-up sauce. Ingredients 15 1/2 oz canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1/4 cup(s) onion(s), chopped 1/4 cup(s) parsley, or cilantro, fresh, chopped 1 medium garlic clove(s), minced 1 tsp ground cumin 1/4 tsp ground coriander 1/4 tsp table salt 1/4 tsp baking soda 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour 2 tsp olive oil 2 Tbsp tahini sesame butter 2 Tbsp water 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 8 piece(s) lettuce 4 large wheat pita(s) Instructions Combine chickpeas, onion, parsley, garlic, cumin, coriander, salt and baking soda in a food processor or blender. Process until mixture is coarsely pureed and transfer to large bowl. Stir in flour; shape mixture into 4 large patties and let stand for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties and cook until golden brown, flipping once, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer skillet to oven and bake 10 minutes more. Meanwhile, whisk together tahini, water and lemon juice in a small bowl. To assemble sandwiches, place 2 lettuce leaves inside each pita, add 1 falafel patty and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of tahini dressing. Recipe Source

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