Falafel, Vegetarian Style

8 reviews, 4.4 star(s). 75% would make again

Ready in 30 minutes

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1 tb Garlic; minced
1 md Onion
1/2 c fresh Parsley
15 oz Chickpeas
1 tb Lemon juice
1 ts Cumin seed; ground
1/2 ts Basil
1/2 ts Coriander; ground
1/2 ts Thyme; ground
1/2 tb Tabasco sauce
2 slices French bread
1/2 c Whole wheat flour
1 tb Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 6-in diameter rounds Pita, whole wheat
2 md Tomato; raw
1 md Cucumber

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



You need a serving of hot sauce and yogurt sauce for this recipe.

Dice the onion. Tear the french bread slices into large pieces and soak in enough cold water to cover. Dice the cucumbers and tomatoes and shred lettuce into small strips to add on top as garnishes after the sandwich is done.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Blend garlic, 1/2 of the onion and parsley in a blender until finely minced. Add chickpeas and blend until finely chopped and pasty. Add lemon juice, cumin, basil, coriander, thyme and tabasco. Squeeze the water out of bread and add to blender. Blend until well mixed. Form the mixture into 16 balls. Flatten each ball to form a 1/2 inch thick patty and dredge in flour. Place patties on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn patties and bake another 10 minutes. Remove from oven. In a heavy large skillet heat half the olive oil over medium high heat. Add patties and fry until golden brown on bottom. Turn patties and add remainder of oil swirling it so it comes in contact with all patties. Fry until brown and crispy, then drain on paper towels.

To serve: Cut off about 1/3 of each pita round and open to form a pocket. Fill each pocket with 4 falafel balls. Garnish with lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumber and the sauces.

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My result had too much liquid so I ended up adding panko. It needed salt as well. I didn't mind the end result but despise the way the recipe is written and thus will not make it again.
pwrpufgirlz 2y ago

I love this recipe! It's easy and can be adjusted to fit your flavor!
Chrissycat 3y ago

My first time both making and eating falafel--can't wait to make it again! Made with taziki sauce (1/4 c. mayo, 1 clove garlic, 2 tsp. lemon juice, and 1 T. fresh mint) and it was a huge hit at our house!
tself 4y ago

Good but be weary not to over blend. Also I made a double portion and was cooking all night. Mine did not turn out too crisp. I may try again but with some tweaks.
Meagansol 4y ago

Very tasty, we loved it!
svel777 4y ago

Absolutely delicious!!!!
GaryandKari 5y ago

These are very tasty hot out of the fryer. They also travel well so I often make them for office potlucks.
promfh 10y ago

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