Baked Falafel
Makes
6
servings
Prep Time
1 hour total

By: Co+op, stronger together

3 tablespoons olive oil 2 15-ounce cans chickpeas, drained and patted dry 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup fresh parsley 1 cup fresh cilantro 6 garlic cloves, minced ¼ cup chickpea flour 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 ½ teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup lowfat plain Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons tahini 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ cup chopped cucumber, peeled and seeded ½ teaspoon dried dill ½ teaspoon salt 6 whole wheat pitas 1 large tomato, sliced

Meal Type
Entrees
Salads & Soups
Diet Type
Vegan
Vegetarian
Ingredients
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 15-ounce cans chickpeas,
drained and patted dry
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup fresh parsley
1 cup fresh cilantro
6 garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup chickpea flour
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup lowfat plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons tahini
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ cup chopped cucumber, peeled
and seeded
½ teaspoon dried dill
½ teaspoon salt
6 whole wheat pitas
1 large tomato, sliced
1

With an oven rack in the middle position, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spread half the olive oil onto a heavy sheet pan.

2

In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, onion, parsley, cilantro, garlic, flour, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper. Pulse about 12 times, to form a coarse paste. Use an oiled tablespoon to scoop rounded 2-tablespoon-sized portions of the mixture, and place on the oiled sheet pan. Lightly oil your palm and flatten the portions to about ½ inch thick. Use your fingertips to smooth the edges of each patty. Drizzle with remaining olive oil.

3

Bake for 15 minutes, then carefully flip the patties and bake for 15 more minutes. The patties will be golden brown and crispy when done.

4

While the falafel bakes, stir together the yogurt, tahini lemon juice, cucumber dill and salt in a small bowl. To assemble, cut pitas in half, tuck a serving of falafel in each pita, and add sliced tomato and drizzle with sauce. Serve immediately