Thanks to Chicken of the Sea for sponsoring this recipe for Salmon Falafel. I am an official ambassador and received free samples and compensation in exchange for my honest opinion and recipe development.
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Making falafel has been on my bucket list for a while. I love those deep-fried nuggets of chickpea flavor, but we rarely eat fried food. When Chicken of the Sea® asked me to make a recipe with their EZ-open cans of salmon, I immediately thought of a salmon falafel instead of a chickpea falafel. Salmon adds protein to the recipe, in addition to helping people meet the 2016 Dietary Guidelines advising Americans to eat 2 to 3 servings of seafood per week.
These salmon falafel are simple to make. The ingredients get thrown into a food processor cutting down your prep time. While the salmon falafel are in the refrigerator, make the tzatziki sauce. Then with four to five minutes of cooking time your Salmon Falafel are done. You either have a delicious healthy dinner or appetizer. In fact, they make a terrific lunch, too.
Finding new ways to enjoy an old favorite continues to be my guide for healthy eating. Instead of deep-frying my salmon falafel, I cooked them in a non-stick skillet with a minimum of oil. In addition to lowering the fat, I increased the protein by adding salmon. As a result, I hit another goal, increasing my protein intake. With New Year’s resolutions in mind, Chicken of the Sea is making it easy for us to find healthy solutions to dinner with a variety of sustainable seafood products in delicious and convenient recipes. They like to say “It’s easy to Go Fish”. So cute!
Consequently to go with Chicken of the Sea’s Go Fish promotion, they are stacking the deck in your favor! Each week there will be five virtual cards posted on their social channels and website offering healthy tips and tricks. Also you will find healthy recipe suggestions. In addition they are running a contest from January 9 through March 15, 2017. You can enter through a digital form on Chicken of the Sea’s website or Facebook page or use the hashtag #EatMoreSeafood on Twitter or Instagram.
Ten weekly winners will be chosen from their comments of shared tips, recipes, fats or inspiration and featured in the final deck of cards. Each weekly winner will receive $100 VISA gift card and Chicken of the Sea Eat More Seafood resource deck of cards. The grand prize winner will win Chicken of the Sea seafood for a year.
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- 1 cup chickpeas rinsed and drained
- 2/3 cup roughly chopped flat leaf parsley
- 2/3 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 small onion chopped
- 4 garlic cloves crushed
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¾ tsp kosher salt
- 2 cans Chicken of the Sea® Boneless Pink Salmon in EZ-Open cans
- ¼ cup chickpea flour
- 2 tbsp grape seed oil
- !Tzatziki Sauce:
- ¾ cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
- ½ medium English cucumber shredded
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp fresh chopped dill
- 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- 1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper
In a food processor, process first 5 ingredients until a paste forms.
Add cumin through salmon, processing until mixture is completely combined.
Form into 8 balls.
Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Dredge each falafel twice in chickpea flour
Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
Cook half the falafel for 2-3 minutes per side.
Place on a plate.
Repeat steps six and through 8 with remaining falafel.
!For Tzatziki Sauce:
Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl.
Serve with Tzatziki sauce.
Serving size: 2 salmon about ¼ cup tzatziki
I calculated 8 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.
Happy Healthy Eating,
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