Saturday, January 24, 2009

Falafel with Avacado Spread

Falafel Patties:

1 15 oz can pinto beans rinsed & drained

1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

1/4 cup finely crushed baked tortilla chips

2 Tbl finely chopped green onions

1 Tbl finely chopped cilantro

1/8 tsp cumin

1 large egg white


1/4 cup mashed, peeled avacado

2 Tbl finely chopped tomato

1 Tbl finely chopped red onion

2 Tbl sour cream

1 tsp lime juice

1/8 tsp salt

Also need -

Pita Bread for sandwiches

1. To make patties - Place beans in bowl and partially mash with a fork. Add rest of ingredients. Stir well. Shape into 4 patties. (I think I have doubled this recipe in the past - we eat a lot)

2. Prepare sauce - mix it all up - stir well

3. To cook patties - heat canola oil in large nonstick skillet. Cook about 3 minutes on a side.

4. Serve on pita bread with sauce. Can also add lettuce, tomato, onion if desired!

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