Crunchy Falafel Pitas

Crunchy Falafel PitasRecipe
Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Lynn Miller
Serves 6

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1 cup plain yogurt
1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
2 15-oz. cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cumin
1 large egg
1/2 small red onion, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
6 pita breads, split
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 small head romaine lettuce


Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 8 Minutes

1. Combine yogurt and garlic in a bowl and season with salt. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

2. In a food processor, combine chickpeas, 1/2 cup flour, cumin, egg and 1/2 tsp. salt and process until almost smooth. Add onion and pulse just to combine. Place remaining 2 Tbsp. flour on a plate. Form chickpea mixture into 12 1/2-inch-thick patties. Dredge each patty in flour.

3. Warm olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add patties and cook until golden, turning once, about 8 minutes total (work in batches if skillet won't fit all patties). Slide patties into pitas, add tomatoes and lettuce, top with reserved yogurt sauce and serve.

Created date

August 2010

Nutritional Information

Calories 467
Fat 15 g
Satfat 2 g
Protein 17 g
Carbohydrate 68 g
Fiber 10 g
Cholesterol 40 mg
Sodium 899 mg