I was shopping at a local grocery store when I noticed falafel patties for 89¢ each at their deli counter. !!! That seemed outrageously expensive when I knew that I had a mix in my pantry for falafel patties made from healthy ingredients (brand Fantastic) that cost $1.89.
- So I hustled right home, made up the mix (just add water), put some canned garbanzo beans found in my refrig into the food processor with a smidgeon of ground cumin and olive oil, then added them to the mix.
- I made this mix with the added garbanzo beans into about 25 patties.
- I baked them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
I served them in warmed pita bread halves with diced cucumber, tomato and lettuce, topped with tahini (sesame seed butter) thinned with equal parts water and lemon juice until spoonable, but still a little thick.
For color and additional flavor, I added some fresh chopped chives.