Falafel

Falafel is a tasty and highly nutritious vegetable patty mix made from ground garbanzo and fava beans and a special blend of spices. Serve with pita bread and cucumber yogurt sauce or as a meatless burger, on a bun with your favorite condiments.NEAR EAST® Falafel is Kosher certified *OU*.

Ingredient & Nutrition Information

Product formulations, packaging and promotions may change. For current information, refer to packaging on store shelves.

Ingredients

DEFATTED WHEAT GERM, GARBANZO BEANS, FAVA BEANS, SOY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, POTATO FLOUR, STRUCTURED SOY FLOUR, SALT, SPICES, ONIONS*, GARLIC*, PARSLEY*. *DRIED CONTAINS WHEAT AND SOY INGREDIENTS.

Amount Per Serving As Packaged As Prepared
Calories   100  220 
Calories from Fat   10  130 
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 1g  1%  22% 
Saturated Fat 0g  0%  10% 
Trans Fat 0g   
Cholesterol 0mg  0%  0% 
Sodium 560mg  23%  23% 
Total Carbs 18g  6%  6% 
Dietary Fiber 5g  21%  21% 
Sugars 3g     
Protein 10g     
Vitamin A   0%  0% 
Vitamin C   0%  0% 
Calcium   4%  4% 
Iron   10%  15% 

*Amount as packaged. When prepared as directed, a serving of falafel plus olive oil used for frying provides 14g Total Fat (2g Saturated Fat, 0g Trans Fat), 0mg Cholesterol, 560mg Sodium, 18g Total Carbohydrate (5g Dietary Fiber, 3g Sugars), and 10g Protein.

**Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on you calorie needs.

Preparation Information

Preparation Directions:

  1. Combine contents of falafel mix with 1-1/4 cups water. Let stand 10 minutes. (If mixture stands too long, patties will be difficult to form and break apart.)
  2. Quickly form falafel mixture into 12 patties, each 2 inches in diameter and 1/2-inch thick.
  3. In large 10-inch skillet, heat 1/3 cup olive oil or vegetable oil over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Cook patties about 4 minutes on each side, or until evenly golden brown and crisp.
  5. Makes 12 patties

No Fry Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease baking sheet with 1 teaspoon butter or olive oil, or lightly coat with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Prepare mix and form patties as directed above in Steps 1 and 2.
  3. Place patties on baking sheet. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown; turn. Continue to bake 15 to 20 minutes or until evenly browned and crisp. (Fat reduced to 1.5g/serving, 20% calories from fat.)

Freeze and Reheat Directions:

  1. Falafel patties can be made ahead and frozen. To reheat, place 2 patties on microwaveable plate, loosely covered with plastic wrap. Microwave at HIGH 1 to 1-1/2 minutes.

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