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Falafel with Avocado Spread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Courtnay McManus

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
For the patties
•1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
•2 ounces (approx. 1/2 cup) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
•3/4 ounce (approx 1/4 cup) finely crushed baked tortilla chips
•2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
•1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
•1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
•1 large egg white
•1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil

For the spread
•1/4 cup mashed peeled avocado
•2 tablespoons finely chopped tomato
•1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
•2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
•1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
•1/8 teaspoon salt

Remaining ingredients
•2 (6-inch) pitas, each cut in half crosswise
•4 thin red onion slices, separated into rings
•Microgreens (optional)

Directions:
Directions:
To prepare patties, place pinto beans in a medium bowl; partially mash with a fork. Add cheese and next 5 ingredients (through egg white); stir until well combined. Shape bean mixture into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) oval patties.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until patties are browned and thoroughly heated.

To prepare spread, combine avocado and next 5 ingredients (through salt), stirring well. Place 1 patty in each pita half. Spread about 2 tablespoons avocado spread over patty in each pita half; top with onions and greens.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20

 

 

 

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