Recipes: Healthy Dinners

Falafels with Couscous and Mint

Serves 4, easily doubled
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon dried coriander
Fry the above for about 5 minutes in a little olive oil, then add to the following in a large

2 x 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
Puree the above until smooth
Handful chopped coriander,
½ lemon (squeezed)
1 tablespoon flour (and extra for dusting
Salt & pepper

Mould the mixture into balls, then flatten into patties. Heat the remaining oil in the pan, then
shallow fry the falafels on a medium heat for about 2 minutes each side, until golden brown and
firm. Serve hot or cold with couscous, pita bread or salad.

Nutritional Information, per Falafel

105 calories
5g protein
8g carbohydrate
6g fat
1g saturated fat
2g fibre
1g sugar
0.27 g salt