Sweet Potato and Black Bean Falafel
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Serves: 15 falafel
Simply A (RD) Fact: Sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamin A, which is essential for eye and skin health!
  • 1lb sweet potatoes, baked until soft and then flesh removed from skin
  • 1 can low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced finely
  • ½ cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon lime zest
  • Juice from one lime
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Cooking Spray
  1. In a large bowl, combine baked sweet potato flesh and black beans. Using a potato masher or large spoon, mash potato and beans together until combined - I like my beans lightly mashed, but you can mash the mixture until smooth if desired.
  2. Add all the additional ingredients (except cooking spray) and stir to combine. Place the bowl in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.
  3. To bake the falafels, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  4. Portion out heaping teaspoons of falafel dough into the palms of your hands, roll into a ball, and then place the patties onto the baking sheet.
  5. Bake the falafel for 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway. Serve with pita bread and salsa!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3 falafel Calories: 222 calories Fat: 1gm Saturated fat: 0gm Carbohydrates: 45.5gm Sodium: 375mg Fiber: 12.5gm Protein: 10gm Cholesterol: 0mg
Recipe by Simply A (RD) Foodie at https://simplyrdfoodie.com/sweet-potato-and-black-bean-falafel/