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Pita Bread with Falafel and Tahini

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A Pita sandwich with falafels and tahini sauce is a healthy and nutritious lunch or dinner that you can enjoy as a sit down meal or eat on the run.
  Canned garbanzo beans 15 Ounce, washed and drained (One 15 Ounce Can - About 1.5 Cups)
  Fresh parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic cloves 1 Medium
  Coriander 1 Teaspoon
  Tamari/Soy sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Garbanzo flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Baking powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fresh lemon juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ground cumin 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sea salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Tahini 3 Tablespoon

Put all ingredients except the garbanzo flour and baking powder into a food processor. Process everything until it becomes smooth but not quite a puree. Add the flour and baking powder and pulse until mixed in. Scoop by tablespoon and form into balls. Flatten them slightly. At this point you can deep fry them, pan fry them or bake them. Fry in 2 inches of oil at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes OR Pan fry in lightly oiled pan on medium-high heat until browned on both sides OR Bake in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes turning them half way through the baking process.
For the Tahini Sauce:
Whisk all of the ingredients together in a bowl.
To Assemble the Pita:
Cut 1/2 inch off the top of pita. Open pocket and insert lettuce, 2-3 falafel balls, 1/4 cup tomato, 4 slices of cucumber and 1-2 tablespoons of tahini sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
How about some really healthy Falafel? A really simple recipe that is nutritious and tasty! Watch this video and learn how to make this! A little time consuming, but certainly the end result will be worth it! Watch and learn…

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 665 Calories from Fat 249

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 29 g44.7%

Saturated Fat 3.5 g17.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 2312 mg96.3%

Total Carbohydrates 97 g32.3%

Dietary Fiber 22.4 g89.6%

Sugars 11.9 g

Protein 38 g75.8%

Vitamin A 33.1% Vitamin C 106%

Calcium 27.8% Iron 45.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Pita Bread With Falafel And Tahini Recipe Video