Quick falafel pitas. Falafel is traditionally made from chickpeas (garbanzo beans) which makes it a filling, high fiber food. Occasionally, fava beans are used instead and then the balls of dough are fried, or even baked for a healthier recipe. It also has the advantage of being vegetarian and, actually, even vegan.
This satisfying wrap turns the classic dish from an appetizer into a wholesome, delicious meal. Made from scratch with budget-friendly staple foods, these are a healthier take on one of our favorite Mediterranean dishes. My favorite way of eating falafel is to put it in a warm pita pocket bread with some salad and lots of dressing. You can have Quick falafel pitas using 14 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Quick falafel pitas
- You need of Pita.
- Prepare of Yoghurt lemon.
- You need of Salad.
- It\’s of For the falafel:.
- Prepare of Chickpeas.
- It\’s of Onion.
- You need of Garlic.
- You need of Olive oil.
- It\’s of Parsley.
- You need of Coriander.
- Prepare of Cumin.
- It\’s of Cinnamon.
- It\’s of Salt.
- You need of Pepper.
Oh, I am making myself hungry :). It is a good source of protein for vegetarians. For healthier version you can also bake it in oven. I like to shallow fry instead of deep frying.
Quick falafel pitas step by step
- Chop onion and garlic. Put in food processor with chickpeas. Don\’t completely puree onion – want some crunch and not the liquid to be released or falafel will be sloppy.
- Empty food processor into frying pan and add all other falafel ingredients. Fry like bubble & squeak..
- While it fries, prepare salad leaves, and toast pita..
- Spread yoghurt inside pita with lemon juice mixed in. Add falafel and salad leaves..
You can make the pickled vegetables, falafel mixture and tzatziki sauce ahead of time for easy meal-prep lunches or dinner later in the week. Falafel is the ultimate Middle Eastern street food—crispy, spicy chickpea fritters are stuffed into warm pita bread, and topped with overflowing fresh vegetables and tahini sauce. Its popularity as casual fast food makes it easy to find in food carts all over the US, Europe, and the Middle East. The dish is suitable for vegetarians as an excellent source of vegan protein. For serving: Tahini paste, tahina (see note) and/or store-bought hummus and flatbread or pita Position an oven rack in the second-highest position under the broiler.