Sunday, April 24, 2011

Falafel with Avocado Spread Recipe


The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Falafel with Avocado Spread Recipe. Enjoy tasty & easy Middle Eastern falafel recipes and learn how to make Falafel with Avocado Spread.

Best Vegetarian Entrée. Our first column devoted to vegetarian cooking debuted in the January/February 1995 issue. Since then, we've included hundreds of meatless dishes. The beauty of this Latin twist on the classic Middle Eastern sandwich is its simplicity, and of course, flavor. Garnish with microgreens and sliced red onion.

YIELD: 4 servings (serving size: 1 stuffed pita half)

Ingredients

Patties:
1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup finely crushed baked tortilla chips (about 3/4 ounce)
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1 large egg white
1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil

Spread:
1/4 cup mashed peeled avocado
2 tablespoons finely chopped tomato
1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1/8 teaspoon salt

Remaining ingredients:
2 (6-inch) pitas, each cut in half crosswise
4 thin red onion slices, separated into rings
Microgreens

Preparation

To prepare patties, place pinto beans in a medium bowl; partially mash with a fork. Add cheese and next 5 ingredients (through egg white); stir until well combined. Shape bean mixture into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) oval patties.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until patties are browned and thoroughly heated.

To prepare spread, combine avocado and next 5 ingredients (through salt), stirring well. Place 1 patty in each pita half. Spread about 2 tablespoons avocado spread over patty in each pita half; top with onions and greens.

Ann Taylor Pittman, Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2007


More Falafel Recipes:

Spicy falafels
Warm felafel salad with hummus and tomato
Falafel Mix
Tameya
Quick falafel with cucumber & herb salad
Chickpea and herb falafel

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