Falafel with Avocado Spread

2014-04-06T00:00:00Z Falafel with Avocado Spread nwitimes.com
April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Falafel with Avocado Spread


1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese

1/4 cup finely crushed baked tortilla chips (about 3/4 ounce)

2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions

1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro

1/8 teaspoon ground cumin

1 large egg white

1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil


1/4 cup mashed peeled avocado

2 tablespoons finely chopped tomato

1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion

2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream

1 teaspoon fresh lime juice

1/8 teaspoon salt

Remaining ingredients:

2 (6-inch) pitas, each cut in half crosswise

4 thin red onion slices, separated into rings


DIRECTIONS: To prepare patties, place pinto beans in a medium bowl; partially mash with a fork. Add cheese and next 5 ingredients (through egg white); stir until well combined. Shape bean mixture into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) oval patties. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until patties are browned and thoroughly heated. To prepare spread, combine avocado and next 5 ingredients (through salt), stirring well. Place 1 patty in each pita half. Spread about 2 tablespoons avocado spread over patty in each pita half; top with onions and greens.

From cookinglight.com

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