Baked Pizza Falafel Bites
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Recipe type: Snack
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • ½ cup (4 ounces) sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • ½-1/3 basil leaves
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½-1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, as desired
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Marinara sauce for serving
Instructions
  1. In a blender or food processor, coarsely chop together the garlic and the chickpeas.
  2. Add in the red onion, basil, salt, olive oil and red pepper flakes and coarsely chop.
  3. Once combined, add in the flour and baking soda until just blended.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 375ยบ.
  6. Form the falafel dough into small one-inch balls and put on a lined cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until just crisped on the outside. (Don't worry if they still seem soft when you take them out of the oven, they'll firm up as they cool down.)
  8. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.
Notes
Cooking time includes resting time in the refrigerator.
Recipe by sarah sprague at http://sarahsprague.com/2011/09/23/baked-pizza-falafel-bites-football-foodie-snacks/