Lee Harrelson
4 servings (serving size: 1 stuffed pita half)

The beauty of this Latin twist on the classic Middle Eastern falafel sandwich is its simplicity, and of course, flavor. Garnish with microgreens and sliced red onion.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare patties, place pinto beans in a medium bowl; partially mash with a fork. Add cheese and next 5 ingredients (through egg white); stir until well combined. Shape bean mixture into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) oval patties.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until patties are browned and thoroughly heated.

Step 3

To prepare spread, combine avocado and next 5 ingredients (through salt), stirring well. Place 1 patty in each pita half. Spread about 2 tablespoons avocado spread over patty in each pita half; top with onions and greens.

Ratings & Reviews

Loved it!

March 03, 2016
Really good and easy to make.

Wow! this was good !!

October 17, 2015
used regular tostitos, whole egg.    used food chopper for beans and gr onions.   and whole avocado.  everything else as instructed.   i think i will bake the patties next time,  my bean burgers always seem to stick….??    but i will def make again!!!  served in pita,  and tortilla as a wrap.  


April 29, 2015
These were great. Made a few substitutions based on ingredients on hand/taste preferences. I used the entire avocado for the dressing. Omitted the red onions as I don't like them. Used a mix of pre-shredded white cheeses that I had on hand (an Italian mix and a little mozzarella). Served "open faced" on a half of a piece of packaged naan bread since weirdly, my market didn't have any pita. Pita, Spread, Greens (spring mix), Falafal. Delicious!

JulieUpton's Review

July 26, 2014
We loved this! Even my husband who dislikes all the crazy vegetarian (I'm a would love to be vegetarian) recipes I try loved this. It is quick,too. Try it,you will like it!

ChelseyGirl44's Review

March 05, 2014

AlexaJ's Review

February 04, 2014

sukeedog's Review

November 30, 2013

RaeByrd1982's Review

September 20, 2013
Amazing! I don't like cilantro or cumin so I just used Ms. Dash garlic & herb.

gumdropgirl's Review

September 08, 2013
So delicious! This is more Mexican with pinto beans, cilantro and avocado vs falafel. At any rate, loved it!

rebeccaj321's Review

August 19, 2013