Course Type: Lunch Entreé

Falafel Sandwich

  • 25 Minutes

We gave a delicious twist to this Mediterranean dish and made it a sandwich! Perfect for lunch and picnics, delight in all the spiced flavors of falafel in a convenient way.

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Ingredients:

Falafel Sandwich
  • 1 Cup NatureSweet Glorys
  • 1 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups NatureSweet Long English Cucumber
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dill
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups dried chickpeas
  • 3/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 cup dill
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 1/8 onion
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground cilantro
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tahini sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pita bread
  • 2 cups lettuce
  • 1 1/2 cups arugula
  • 1 cup avocado

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Instructions:

Falafel Sandwich
  1. Cut Glorys® in half for the sandwich and set aside. Cut NatureSweet®️ Long English Cucumber into small-sized cubes and into thin slices for the sandwich and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix yogurt, NatureSweet®️ Long English Cucumber cubes, 2 cloves garlic, vinegar, and salt thoroughly. Mix and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. In a food processor, combine chickpeas, cilantro, dill, parsley, 6 cloves garlic, onion,and spices. Season with salt and pepper and add tahini sauce. Grind until smooth and until a thick paste is obtained. Pour into a bowl and let cool for 30 minutes.
  4. Add sesame seeds, breadcrumbs, and baking powder to the chickpea mixture. Mix with a spoon and form 0.3-inch-thick falafels the size of your palm. Freeze for 15 minutes.
  5. Fry falafels in plenty of oil until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  6. Slightly heat pita bread to make it pliable and to keep it from breaking. Cut pita bread open horizontally with a knife making sure not to break it.
  7. Stuff pita bread with lettuce, arugula, NatureSweet®️ Long English Cucumber, avocado, 2 falafels, and Glorys®.
  8. Drizzle tzatziki sauce on top and serve.