Falafel Pita Sandwich With Cucumber Sauce

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

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  1. 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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