Monday, October 17, 2011

Great Northern Falafel

One type of bean that I always keep in the cupboard is great northern. They're by far the cheapest beans regardless ofr where I go grocery shopping. This version of a falafel is little mushier than traditional garbanzo falafel. All of the flavors are still there, though. I drizzled a lemon tahini dressing and a cucumber mint dressing over the pitas. Super tasty!

White Bean Falafel
2 cups cooked or canned great northern beans
1 large yellow onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
3 tbs fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp cumin
2 tbs whole wheat flour
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil for frying

Combine beans, onion, garlic and spices in food processor. Pulse ingredients until well incorporated. Don't over process, you don't want it to be too mushy. Put processed ingredients into a large bowl and add flour, salt and pepper. Incorporate well. Add more flour if your mixture is too mushy. Take tablespoon sized portions and roll into balls. Fry in olive oil until golden brown all over. Serve in a pita, duh. Deez balls are also great on salads.

1 comment:

  1. What a good idea to make falafel with white beans! I also really love white beans, they are so tasty!