Tuesday 9 July 2013

Low-fat Slimming World Falafel

I made these for a tasting session at my Slimming World group; they are low fat and easy to make, and can be served hot or cold, either with salad or in a pitta bread or wrap for instance.

You need:
1 tin of chickpeas
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 small red chilli, finely chopped
1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp baking powder

If you are using dried chickpeas you will need to soak them overnight, or tinned ones can be used straight from the tin (rinse and drain).

Put the chickpeas in a food processor with the onion, garlic, cumin, coriander, chilli and herbs and pulse until smooth.

Add the baking powder, salt and pepper and mix in. Place in a bowl in the fridge for about an hour then shape into patties.

Line a baking tray with oil, spray with Fry Light and cook the falafel in the oven for about 5 mins.

I'm sending these to Alphabakes, the blog challenge I co-host with Ros from The More Than Occasional Baker  as our letter this month is F.


  1. How many syns are these? Thanks

  2. They are free on Extra Easy and Green :-) And 6 syns per serving (I think this whole recipe is meant to serve 6 so you can make them smaller if you want) on Original.


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