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    Falafel Pita Sandwich With Cucumber Sauce

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    SusieQusie's Note:

    A Heart Smart® sandwich that's a low-fat, high fiber bargain. Served in whole wheat pita pockets and topped with a tangy cucumber sauce, your heart (and tastebuds) will love you. Note: the sauce needs to marinate - preferably for 24 hours - so plan ahead.

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    CUCUMBER SAUCE

    PATTIES

    • 1 medium potato, nuked and peeled
    • 3 tablespoons canola oil
    • 2 small onions, finely chopped
    • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (if you don't like heat, use banana pepper or poblano pepper)
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced (plan on using the whole bunch, Zaar editor doesn't do BUNCH)
    • 2 (19 ounce) cans garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed and well smashed
    • 1 tablespoon plain low-fat yogurt
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 lemon, juice of

    BUILDING THE SANDWICH

    • 6 whole wheat pita bread, cut in half
    • 2 cups shredded Lettuce
    • 12 slices tomatoes

    Directions:

    1. 1
      CUCUMBER DRESSING: Mix vinegar, dill, onions and pepper in a bowl.
    2. 2
      Add cucumber slices and marinate overnight.
    3. 3
      Drain; discard liquid. Stir in yogurt. Makes about 4 cups; more than enough for the sandwiches.
    4. 4
      FALAFEL PATTIES: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
    5. 5
      Microwave potato for about 3 minutes; cool, peel and mash with a fork. Set aside.
    6. 6
      Heat oil in skillet over medium heat and saute onions, jalapeno and garlic till soft; about 3 minutes. Stir in parsley and saute another minute.
    7. 7
      In a large bowl, combine beans with onion mixture; mix well.
    8. 8
      Stir in mashed potato, yogurt, paprika and lemon juice.
    9. 9
      Form into 24 patties using 2 tablespoons mixture for each. (It's easier to spoon 2 tablespoons on baking sheet and form into rounds).
    10. 10
      Place patties on baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes; turn patties over and bake for another 10 minutes.
    11. 11
      Assemble sandwiches by placing 2 patties in each pita half. Top with lettuce and 1 tomato slice. Serve with cucumber dressing.
    12. 12
      Serving = 2 pita halves with 4 patties and toppings.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 22, 2007

      45

      We had this tonight for dinner. We love the cucmber sauce! My patties fell apart but were still wonderful. Thanks for a great way to make falafels instead of frying!

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    Nutritional Facts for Falafel Pita Sandwich With Cucumber Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (688 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 619.8
     
    Calories from Fat 108
    17%
    Total Fat 12.1 g
    18%
    Saturated Fat 1.6 g
    8%
    Cholesterol 3.4 mg
    1%
    Sodium 942.5 mg
    39%
    Total Carbohydrate 111.5 g
    37%
    Dietary Fiber 15.8 g
    63%
    Sugars 22.6 g
    90%
    Protein 22.0 g
    44%

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