Falafel are chickpea (garbanzo bean) patties that are typically made with a deep frying process. This recipe is made more healthful by using baking as the cooking method rather than deep-frying. These patties are great as a very “travelable” snack or as a protein source for your healthy snack, lunch or dinner. They can be accompanied by a fresh vegetable salad or drizzled with Avocado Dill Dressing, a natural salsa or other homemade savory dressing, or a mushroom or vegetable sauce. As a snack they may be accompanied with stuffed celery, carrot sticks, pickles or a lettuce wrap.
*Remember to soak fava beans, chickpea, and lima beans in fresh spring water at least overnight and ideally for 48 hours, then rinse well