Baked Falafel Sandwiches
October 1, 2009, 4:05 PM
Filed under: Chickpeas, Falafel, Vegan Mofo | Tags: , , ,

This recipe showed up in my inbox the other day from Booty Camp Fitness. I signed up for Booty Camp a few weeks ago, and have been surprised by how many vegan recipes I have been receiving! This is a great recipe for a healthy falafel; I would definitely make it again!

Chopped parsley, just because it’s pretty!

All of the ingredients in the blender:

Here are the results after blending. I found the  batter to be a little bit too wet to form into patties, but my husband had the awesome idea of rolling them around in the chick-pea flour that we had sitting around. I love that the parsley turns everything green!

The patties after baking:

The final falafel! Yum!

Baked Falafel Sandwiches
15 1/2 oz canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup parsley, or cilantro, fresh, chopped
1 medium garlic clove, minced
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp tahini
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp water
4 whole wheat pitas
Preheat oven to 400ºF.
Combine chickpeas, onion, parsley, garlic, cumin, coriander, salt and baking soda in a food processor or blender. Process until mixture is coarsely pureed and transfer to large bowl. Stir in flour; shape mixture into 4 patties and let stand for 15 minutes.
Spray a large ovenproof skillet with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat (if you don't have an ovenproof skillet, make sure to cover the handle of your skillet with aluminum foil before heating). Add patties and cook until golden brown, flipping once, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer pan to oven and bake 10 minutes.

Whisk together tahini, lemon juice, and water.
To assemble sandwiches, place 2 lettuce leaves inside each pita, add 1 falafel patty and drizzle with 1 tablespoon tahini dressing. Serves 4.