More Great Recipes: Main Dish | Misc. One Dish

Falafel & Pita

User Avatar
Member since 2006
Got a question about this recipe?
Use our BakeBot Ai Chat for instant answers.
No Video

Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time

Why I Love This Recipe

My husband is Lebanese and this is an adaptation of his family recipe.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 teaspoon ground red pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 large egg
15-ounce can chickpeas/garbanzo beans, drained
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup panko
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/8 cup chopped cilantro
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
Dash of ground allspice
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons tahini (sesame-seed paste)
2 garlic clove, minced
Remaining ingredients:
Pita bread, sliced in half
Lettuce leaves
Slices of tomato
Slices of cucumber
Olives (optional)


To prepare falafel, place first 9 ingredients in a food processor; process mixture until smooth. Divide mixture into 16 equal portions, and shape each portion into a 1/4-inch-thick patty. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties, and cook 5 minutes on each side or until patties are browned.

To prepare sauce, combine yogurt, lemon juice, tahini, and 1 garlic clove, stirring mixture with a whisk. Spread about 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini sauce into each pita half. Fill each pita half with veggies and falafel.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

I tried this last week but had some troubles with the mixing and getting everything smooth (the truth is I tried to do it in the blender, hehe :$), I need to test it again...

I'm totally gonna make this.

'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

7 Recipes

The Official "Burnt" Movie Cookbook
By Burnt Movie Cookbook

7 Recipes

Disney's Tinker Bell Secret of the Wings Cookbook
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart
Slutty Brownies
Slutty Brownies
Torta Cubana
Torta Cubana
Hi, I'm BakeBot!

Got cooking questions? I've got answers!

For a customized chat, select response style: Home Cook, Pro Cook, or Adventurous (with a side of sass)

I can also help modify any recipe on BakeSpace.

Ask away!
Want to create a recipe? Try our BakeBot AI Recipe Maker!