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Baked Falafel Pita Sandwich

Posted By kaitsinsidedish On January 3, 2012 @ 9:18 am In Beans and Legumes,Recipes with Photos,Sandwiches and Spreads | 33 Comments



Baked Falafel Pita Sandwiches

Shared by KaitsInsideDish

My roommate, Brandi and I first bonded over our shared love for falfel. One of our first days here in Florida we decided to go out for a much needed falafel lunch, we arrived hungry and excited but as we neared the restaurant we realized that the restaurant was closed! Obviously we were both devastated, however, we consoled ourselves by agreeing to make our own homemade falafel. For months we talked about making falafel, until finally today when we both happened to have the day off we decided to spend our night in the kitchen carefully concocting the perfect baked falafel pita sandwich.

The combination of fresh ingredients, creamy hummus, and baked falafel made for a healthy spinĀ  on an otherwise authentic middle eastern meal!

Ingredients for Falafel
1 19oz can of garbanzo bean wash and drained
2 tbsp of whole wheat flour
1 tbsp of garlic minced
1 tbsp of parsley
1 tsp of cilantro
1 tsp of cumin
1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes
1 tsp of lemon juice
1/4 cup of onion chopped
1 tsp of baking powder

Ingredients for Pita sandwich
4 thin slices of cucumber
1/4 cup of fresh spinach
1 pita cut in half
1 tbsp of hummus

Method

1) Preheat oven to 400

2) Combine all ingredients for falafel in a food processor ( unfortunately our kitchen in the apartment is not well stocked, therefore I used my hands to mash the chickpeas and ingredients together)

3) Return mixture to a large mixing bowl andĀ  using your hands form falafel patties

4) Place patties on a greased baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes on each side or until golden brown

5) Once patties are through cooking let cool for 5 to 10 minutes

6) Meanwhile cut pita in half place in warm oven for 2- 3 minutes to warm and make pita bread more pliable to work with

7) Remove Pita from oven and spread hummus in the inside of the pita, stuff with 3 falafel patties, cucumber slices, and fresh spinach

Enjoy this delicious falafel pita sandwich


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