I’m pretty sure falafel runs through my veins (I should probably get that checked). My Mom makes some awesome Lebanese food (And she’s not even Lebanese!) so I’m hoping to follow in her footsteps. I’ve been playing around with this falafel recipe for a long time now, and I think I’ve finally got it right this time. My husband told me it was the best falafel I’d made so far. Now THAT’S saying something. I think the reason why it came out so good this time around is thanks to both the flavors, but also the fact that I made them into tiny balls, rather than the patties I had made prior.
Mix up some Tahini sauce, cut up some cucumbers and tomatoes (I forgot the cucumbers this time around) and if you are feeling up to it, whip up some hummus, slap it all together in a pita and there you are!
- 29oz chickpeas, drained (I used a large Goya can)
- 1tbsp parsley, dried
- 2tsp cumin
- 1/4tsp red pepper
- 1/4tsp coriander
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1/2tsp onion powder
- 1tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
- squeeze of lemon
Preheat oven to 375. Combine all ingredients in food processor (if you like your falafel chunkier, use a potato masher).
Using a 1.5″ scooper, roll falafel mixture into balls and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes and let cool.
Next up, make the tahini sauce. What’s great about the tahini sauce is that you can tailor it to your liking by adding more garlic, lemon juice or tahini (I personally like more tahini). I used regular fat free yogurt for this recipe, but next time I’m going to try Greek Yogurt since it’s a lot thicker.
- 6oz plain fat free yogurt
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2tbsp tahini
Combine all ingredients and voila, amazing tahini sauce.
Next up assemble your sandwiches. Cut up a few tomatoes and cucumbers to add to your sandwich. I recommend using some thick pita bread, otherwise you risk your sandwich falling apart, like you can see in my finished product. I have a recipe for homemade pita bread that I’m dying to try so we shall see.
And there you have it! Delicious (and nutritious) falafel. Enjoy!