Baked Falafel with Hummus & Tahini

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You’d be hard pressed to go far in Israel without coming across a place selling falafel. Made of a blitzed together combination of chickpeas, onions, garlic, and spices, and served either in a pita or on a platter with hummus and other traditional accompaniments, falafel usually comes deep-fried. Other than the deep-fried aspect, the traditional falafel dish makes a wholesome and healthy meal. By baking the falafel rather than frying it, the healthy ingredients really shine, and the overall dish tastes brighter and fresher. Chickpeas, included in each component of this recipe, supply ample protein, fiber, iron, and phytochemicals that protect against cancer and disease. Tahini, a paste made of crushed sesame seeds, helps detoxify your liver, provides protein, magnesium, iron, and vitamins E and B, and supplies healthy fats that help your body absorb all the other benefits of this healthy meal. These healthy fats also make your hair, skin, and nails stronger and more beautiful. Enjoy!

For the recipe, visit Geo Blue’s Healthy Travel Blog, or the recipe section of Travel Well Worldwide.

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