Monday, March 29, 2010
Cooking out of the pantry: Falafel Sandwich
Found a lonely can of cooked fava beans in my pantry which I don't think I noticed before. Decided to make falafel with them as I did not have any canned chickpeas. It's very easy, I just mashed up the drained beans, added some chopped onions, cilantro, a tsp. each of flour and baking powder, cumin, and bit of salt and pepper, formed them into little patties and fried them up in olive oil. I served them with whole wheat pita along with tomato, lettuce and avocado. The sauce is a garlicky tahini-mayo which I made out of Vegenaise, tahini, lemon juice and garlic powder.
Pantry staples used:
1 can fava beans
herbs/spices: cumin, salt, pepper
whole wheat pita
Ingredients I needed to purchase: none