Baked Felafel Sandwich

"I saw this recipe on FoodNetwork, coursey of Ellie Krieger. I haven't tried it yet, but posted it in hopes of trying it. It is a healthy meal full of great nutrients!"
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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Combine all felafel ingredients except 1 tablespoon olive oil in the bowl of a food processor.
  • Process for 10 seconds.
  • Stop motor and scrape down sides of bowl, then pulse for another 10 seconds, until all ingredients are well incorporated but mixture is still slightly coarse and grainy.
  • Form mixture into 16 felafel balls and brush with remaining tablespoon olive oil.
  • Bake on a cookie sheet for 20 minutes, flip felafel balls and bake an additional 20 minutes, until felafel balls are crisp and browned.
  • Combine tahini, lemon juice and water and stir to incorporate, adding more water to achieve desired consistency. Reserve.
  • Toss together lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers in a bowl. Warm pita breads for 2 minutes in oven.
  • Fill each pita with 3/4 cup salad, 4 felafel balls and 1/4 cup tahini sauce.

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  1. shera_23
    This tasted pretty good but would NOT stay together. I couldn't even flip them in the oven, they totally crumbled. I followed the recipe exactly so not sure where I went wrong. I crumbled up the leftovers and will use them on top of a salad or something...
  2. DreamoBway
    Reviewed for PAC Spring '08: I've never had a falafel before but even though I had nothing to compare it to, I really liked it. The flavors were great, especially the fresh cilantro and the ground cumin. They were a little dry but still delicious. The tahini sauce wasn't my favorite so I think next time I make these, I'll try something different, maybe a cucumber yogurt sauce. Also, I had this like a salad (without the pita) due to a gluten allergy, but I still enjoyed it. Yum! Thank you for posting!


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