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Edamame Falafel Sandwiches

Made with edamame instead of chickpeas, these nutrient-packed falafel sandwiches are a delicious twist on a classic dish.
Course Sandwich
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 (24 falafel)
Calories 403 kcal
Author The Foodie Physician

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 scallions
  • ½ cup fresh parsley
  • 1 pound frozen, shelled edamame (about 3 cups), defrosted
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 whole grain pitas
  • ¾ cup Sabra Spreads- Garlic Herb
  • 2 ounces crumbled goat cheese
  • Optional toppings: baby spinach or mixed greens, sliced tomatoes, cucumbers
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place the garlic, scallions and parsley in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add the edamame, cumin, coriander, flour, baking powder, salt, and lemon juice. Puree until the mixture is almost completely smooth.
  3. Grease a baking sheet with 1 tablespoon oil. Using a medium (1.5 tablespoon) cookie scoop, scoop out balls of the edamame mixture and compact them with your hands. Place them on the prepared pan and brush the tops with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil.
  4. Bake the falafel in the upper part of the oven for 15 minutes, then flip and cook another 10-12 minutes until done. If desired, place the falafel under the broiler for 2-3 minutes at the end to brown the tops even more.
  5. Cut the pitas in half and stuff each half with two falafel, 1 tablespoon Garlic Herb Sabra Spreads and some goat cheese. Add desired toppings like baby spinach, mixed greens, tomatoes, and cucumber.
Nutrition Facts
Edamame Falafel Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 403 Calories from Fat 140
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.5g 24%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
Sodium 805mg 34%
Total Carbohydrates 46.3g 15%
Dietary Fiber 9.5g 38%
Sugars 4g
Protein 18.8g 38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.