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harissa falafel

Monday, 30 June 2014

I've been trying to rustle up tasty treats to keep my diet interesting since starting back at Weight Watchers over a week ago. There's a lot of food on the Healthy and Filling/Simple Start list at Weight Watchers that you can eat without weighing or counting and everything in this falafel recipe is on the Simple Start shopping list making it perfect for those just starting the plan like me or anyone looking for a healthy veggie dinner.

Serves: 2-3
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 6 minutes

1 x 400g can cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
Handful of parsley, finely chopped
1 small red onion, finely diced
1 tsp harissa paste
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
Salt to season
To serve:
Tomatoes, green salad and pitta bread/wraps

1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor and then blend until you have a paste like consistency.

2. Remove from the processor bowl and shape into six to eight patties and transfer to a plate.

3. Warm a non-stick pan to a medium – high heat. Add the patties and cook for three minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked all the way through.

4. Serve in toasted pitta bread with tomato and green salad.

This was my Friday night meal so I served it with Weight Watchers wraps, paprika wedges and chicken to make it more satisfying. These would be great for a packed lunch too and keep well in a tub. I have to admit that even though the falafel was tasty I was very jealous of my boyfriends burgers but no pain no gain, ey?


  1. I absolutely love Falfels, I would leave out the onions, just because I don't like them, but other than that they sound absolutely delicious!

    Gems x

  2. I LOVE Falafels...they are so tasty and so nice to eat!

  3. Ooh! These look delicious! I am also back to WW, after maintaining for a few years, my weight has started to creep up, and so far I'm quite impressed with the Health & Filling idea. So good to be able to make healthy tasty recipes without having to count points.

  4. Ooh these look lovely and so healthy! xx