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Falafel In A Jiffy

garbanzo beans chickpeas with scoop

Good And Good For You

When I first tried falafel in a Bloomington restaurant, I thought, "This is so much like food back home!"

That's because no matter where you are in the world, falafel is made from the same garbanzo beans (chickpeas) humans have been cultivating since the 10th millennium B.C.E.

These legumes are rich in protein, phosphorus, folate and a host of other vitamins and minerals. They're also gluten-free and incredibly versatile. You can grind chickpeas into flour, puree them into hummus and deep-fry them to make falafel.

Here's a very easy recipe for the latter. All you need is five ingredients!

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