Falafel Pita Sandwich with Yogurt-Dill Sauce

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This is one of my favorite basic sandwich recipes. It’s a great vegetarian dish, albeit a bit involved because the falafel is made from scratch. You will need a large skillet.

5 Tips to Make the Perfect Falafel:

  1. Use dry chickpeas that have been soaked overnight!
  2. Drain chickpeas well before mashing or blending them.
  3. Add a teaspoon of baking soda to keep them light.
  4. Adding cilantro and parsley makes a big difference in falafel taste!
  5. Use a high smoke point oil for frying, like canola oil, sunflower oil or grapeseed oil.
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Falafel Pita Sandwich with Yogurt-Dill Sauce

This is one of my favorite basic sandwich recipes. It's a great vegetarian dish, albeit a bit involved because the falafel is made from scratch. You will need a large skillet.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Middle-eastern
Servings 4
Calories 588 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

For the falafel:

For the sauce:

For the sandwich:

  • 4 pita breads
  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • 2 cucumbers sliced
  • 1 head lettuce chopped

Instructions
 

  • Mash the chickpeas in a large bowl until smooth.
  • Add the onion, garlic, bread crumbs, water, baking powder, cilantro, parsley, cumin, salt, pepper and turmeric. Mix until well combined.
  • Form the mixture into into 2-inch patties. If the mixture does not hold together, add a little water.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry patties for about 3-4 minutes on each side until golden. Drain them on kitchen paper and set aside.
  • In a small bowl mix yogurt and lemon juice. Add chopped dill, a tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt. Stir the sauce until smooth and creamy.
  • Heat the pita breads for 2 minutes on each side. Stuff each pita with the falafel, sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumbers and some chopped lettuce. Drizzle with the yogurt-dill sauce. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 588kcalCarbohydrates: 99gProtein: 24gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 1346mgPotassium: 1299mgFiber: 16gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 1538IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 348mgIron: 9mg
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