Falafel with Garlic Dill Yogurt Sauce


YIELD: 8 silver-dollar-sized falafel patties


INGREDIENTS


Falafel Ingredients

  • 1 (15oz.) can chickpeas, drained & rinsed

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • 2 green onions, minced

  • 1-2 Tbsp all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup parsley, minced

  • ¼ cup cilantro, minced

  • 1-2 tsp water (optional)

  • Whole wheat pita bread (optional)

  • Oil for cooking


Garlic & Dill Yogurt Sauce

  • 1 (5.3 oz.) container or ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt

  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

  • ¼ tsp garlic powder

  • 1 Tbsp dill, minced

  • ½ tsp sugar

  • 1 pinch salt


Optional Ingredients

  • Tomatoes, sliced

  • Onions, sliced

  • Cucumber, sliced

  • Lettuce or leafy greens


DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix Garlic & Dill Yogurt Sauce ingredients together and set aside in the refrigerator until needed.

  2. In a large bowl, add chickpeas, cumin, garlic powder, salt, lemon juice. Mash with a fork or masher until mixture becomes a paste. Add 1-2 tsp of water if mixture is too dry. Fold in green onions, flour, parsley, and cilantro. Let falafel mixture sit for at least 5 minutes.

  3. Optional: Heat a large skillet on medium high heat. Cook pita bread on each side for 2-3 minutes and cut in half. Keep warm in a kitchen towel until needed.

  4. Measure out 1/8 cup falafel mixture. With your hands, firmly press and shape into ¾-inch thick patties. Repeat.

  5. Heat 1-2 Tbsp of oil in a large skillet on medium high. Add falafel patties and fry until golden brown on each side (about 3-4 minutes per side). Add more oil as needed.

  6. Serve falafel patties in whole wheat pita bread (optional) with Garlic & Dill Yogurt Sauce and Optional Ingredients, if desired.


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