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White Bean Falafel Sandwich Recipe

12:25 PM, Oct 7, 2013   |    comments
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The oldest mention of tahini is in a Cuneiform document written 4,000 years ago!

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups chick peas, drained & rinsed

1/4 cup onion (chopped)

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1 garlic clove (minced)

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon ground coriander

1/4 teaspoon table salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon whole wheat flour

2 teaspoons macadamia nut oil

2 tablespoons tahini

2 tablespoons water

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 cup baby spinach

1 sliced tomato

½ sliced cucumber

4, 6" whole wheat pita pockets

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine chickpeas, onion, parsley, garlic, cumin, coriander, salt and baking soda in a food processor or blender.
  3. Process until mixture is coarsely pureed and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in flour and shape mixture into 4 large patties and let stand for 15 minutes.
  4. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties and cook until golden brown, flipping once, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer skillet to oven and bake 10 minutes more.
  5. Meanwhile, whisk together tahini, water and lemon juice in a small bowl.
  6. To assemble sandwiches, place spinach, tomatoes and cucumber in the pitas inside each pita with one baked falafel patty and drizzle with tahini dressing.

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