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Falafel Wraps with Lemon Tahini Sauce

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 50 min.
Kris Mullen
The pinnacle of Lebanese street food is brought to your kitchen with this delicious wrap.

Ingredients

  • Falafel1 16-oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Tbs fresh parsley
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbs ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 Tbs cooked bulgur wheat
  • 2 Tbs whole wheat flour
  • Lemon Tahini sauce1/4 cup tahini
  • Juice from two lemons
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Wrap4 pitas
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber, halved and sliced
  • 1 cup green leaf or romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 1/4 cup tzatziki (optional)
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled (optional)
  • 1/2 cup tabouleh

Directions

  • In a food processor, combine all ingredients and pulse until smooth. Place in a sealable container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking oil, set aside.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoons of mixture and roll with your hands to create a ball. Place on prepared cookie sheet. Repeat for all the mixture. Makes about 12 equally sized falafel balls.
  • Brush falafel with olive oil and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. You can opt to broil them for an additional 2 minutes to brown the tops.
  • In the meantime, combine all ingredients for the lemon tahini sauce in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth; set aside.
  • To assemble, spread tzatziki over four warmed pitas. Top with three falafel ball, diced tomato, red onion, cucumber, and lettuce. Drizzle with lemon tahini sauce and sprinkle with feta cheese and tabouleh. Fold the pita and secure with tin foil. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 526
  Calories from Fat 139 (26%)
(25%)Total Fat 16g
(23%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(6%)Cholesterol 18mg
(38%)Sodium 913mg
(19%)Potassium 665mg
Total Carbohydrate 81g
(53%)Dietary Fiber 13g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(41%)Protein 20g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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