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    Falafel Pitas

    Falafel Pitas. Photo by Sarah_Jayne

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    20 mins

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    10 mins

    Sarah_Jayne's Note:

    I really enjoy falafel but I haven't had it since I started my weight loss 'journey' because when I get it at a takeaway shop I am never sure how they made it and how much oil has gone into frying it, etc. So, when I saw this recipe in the Autumn 2008 copy of BBC Easy Cook magazine, I decided to put it here so that I can learn to make my own.

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    1. 1
      Turn the grill/broiler to medium.
    2. 2
      Tip the chickpeas into a food processor or blender with the onion, carrots, garlic, cilantro, cumin, parsley and salt and pepper to taste.
    3. 3
      Whizz briefly so that you retain some of the chunky texture to the chickpeas.
    4. 4
      Using your hands, shape the mixture into six burgers.
    5. 5
      Brush both sides of each burger with a little oil.
    6. 6
      Carefully place the burgers on to a grill/broiler pan lined with foil and grill/broil for 5 minutes on each side.
    7. 7
      Meanwhile, toast the pita breads and tear the lettuce into strips.
    8. 8
      Stuff the hot burgers into the pita breads.
    9. 9
      Add a small handful of torn lettuce and a few slices of cucumber.
    10. 10
      Serve drizzled with a spoonful of yogurt, if you wish.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 09, 2010


      The mixture turned out way too wet, even though I tried to make sure not to over-process. I left it sit in a sieve for a couple of hours, but it was still too wet to do anything with. I had to trash it all.

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    • on September 06, 2009


      Thanks so much for posting this Sarah Jayne!! My boyfriend and I love falafel but much like you have committed to eating healthy and we also cook all our meals at home. I was really scared when I started putting things in the blender but I had spaghetti as a back up plan! However, this came out great. It had the same great true falafel taste. We ate this in whole wheat pita with some shredded lettuce and yogurt with a little lemon. I would have never thought of making my own healthier falafel if I hadn't come across your posting. Thanks!!

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    • on April 09, 2009


      This was great! I made a yogurt, lemon and cucumber sauce to go with this (1 cup yogurt, 2 tbls lemon juice, 1/2 cup of cucumber chopped and a bit of wasabi) and it was simply delicious!

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    Nutritional Facts for Falafel Pitas

    Serving Size: 1 (319 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 354.2
    Calories from Fat 22
    Total Fat 2.5 g
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 751.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 70.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.0 g
    Sugars 3.4 g
    Protein 13.5 g

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    ground cilantro

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