• 1 package (6 ounces) falafel mix
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup sunflower kernels
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions and tops
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • Yogurt Cucumber Sauce (recipe follows)


  1. Prepare falafel mix with water according to package directions; mix in carrots, sunflower kernels, and green onions. Shape mixture into 8 patties about 1/2 inch thick.
  2. Spray large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot. Place patties in skillet and spray tops with cooking spray; cook until browned, 4 to 5 minutes on each side.
  3. Serve with Yogurt Cucumber Sauce.

Yogurt Cucumber Sauce

Yield: Makes about 1-1/3 cups


  • 1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1 cup shredded, or chopped, cucumber
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mint leaves
  • Salt and white pepper, to taste


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  1. Mix yogurt, cucumber, and herbs. Season to taste with salt and white pepper.


The falafel mixture can also be shaped into 1-inch balls and cooked as the recipe directs; serve with Yogurt Cucumber Sauce as appetizers, or in pitas for sandwiches.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 4 servings (2 each)

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories: 255
Fat: 7.7 grams
Sodium: 586 milligrams
Cholesterol: 1 milligrams
Protein: 11.7 grams
Carbohydrates: 29 grams

Diabetic Exchanges

2 Bread/Starch, 1 Meat, 1 Fat

Book Title: 1,001 Delicious Recipes For People with Diabetes