Pita Falafel Sandwich with Tahini Sauce
Baked not fried, these fresh falafels are made with soaked chickpeas and seasoned with parsley, cumin, coriander and garlic. Gluten-free and perfect on a salad or for a sandwich.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Falafel Sandwich
Pita Falafel Sandwich with Tahini Sauce
Baked not fried, these fresh falafels are made with soaked chickpeas and seasoned with parsley, cumin, coriander and garlic. Gluten-free and perfect on a salad or for a sandwich.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Falafel Sandwich
Ingredients
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • cup red onion chopped
  • ½ cup fresh parsley leaves & stems
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves & stems
  • 3 cloves garlic rough chopped
  • 2 Tbl nutritional yeast optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbl chickpea flour
Tahini Sauce
  • 1/4 cup tahini sesame seed paste
  • 1/4 cup water or more for consistency
  • 2 cloves raw garlic
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt or more to taste
Accompaniments
  • dill pickles sliced
  • tomatoes sliced
  • red onion sliced
  • lettuce shredded
  • whole wheat pita bread
Instructions
Falafel
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silat.
  2. Place the drained chickpeas into the bowl of your food processor.
  3. Add the red onion, parsley, cilantro, garlic, nutritional yeast, spices and salt & pepper.
  4. Pulse for a few seconds and then stop to scrape down the sides with a spatula. Process again until the mixture holds together adding a tablespoon of the chickpea flour at a time. You don’t want it completely smooth but more crumbly. You can test it by squeezing a small portion in your hand.
  5. Using about 2 Tablespoon’s worth, shape the mixture into 12-14 small patties. Place them on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes on one side then flip and bake another 10 minutes or so on the other.
Tahini
  1. To prepare the sauce, place all of the sauce ingredients into your rinsed food processor bowl. Blend until the sauce is smooth, stopping periodically to scrape down the sides.
  2. Serve falafels on top of a salad or in pita bread. Cut pita bread in half and toast a little to warm. Place a little chopped lettuce in the bottom of the pita. Top with 3 of the falafel patties, a tablespoon or two of the tahini sauce, dill pickles, red onion and more shredded lettuce.

This recipe was printed from plantbasedcooking.com