Flaxseed Falafel Sandwich

Flaxseed Falafel Sandwich

1/3 C. flaxseed
1 (19-oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/4 C. chopped fresh parsley
2 T. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground coriander
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
1/4 C. dry breadcrumbs
1 T. flaxseed
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
1 tsp. olive oil
Cooking spray
4 (6-inch) pitas, cut in half
8 curly leaf lettuce leaves
Mediterranean Chopped Salad
1/2 C. plain fat-free yogurt

Place 1/3 C. flaxseed in a blender or clean coffee grinder, and process until ground to measure 1/2 C. flaxseed meal; set flaxseed meal aside. Drain chickpeas over a bowl, reserving liquid. Place chickpeas, garlic, and 1 T. reserved liquid in blender; pulse 5 times or until coarsely chopped. Add flaxseed meal, parsley, and next 5 ingredients (parsley through red pepper); pulse just until mixture is combined. Divide chickpea mixture into 8 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Combine breadcrumbs and 1 T. flaxseed in a shallow dish. Dip patties in egg white; dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add patties; cook 5 minutes on each side or until browned. Line each pita half with a lettuce leaf; fill each pita half with 1 patty and about 3 T. Mediterranean Chopped Salad. Top each with 1 T. yogurt. (Totals include Mediterranean Chopped Salad)

Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 2 pita halves

Calories: 507
Fat: 14.4g
Fiber: 9.9g

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