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Baked Falafel with Lemon Tahini Sauce

Healthy baked falafel drizzled with a fresh tahini sauce all wrapped up in a pita with lettuce, tomato, and feta cheese!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time26 mins
Course: lunch, Main Course, sandwich
Cuisine: egyptian, middle eastern
Keyword: baked falafel, falafel wrap, lemon tahini sauce
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 531kcal

Ingredients

Lemon Tahini Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons tahini paste
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped parsley

Falafel

  • 15 oz can chickpeas drained
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Remaining Ingredients:

  • 2 pita breads 5” diameter
  • 1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 pita breads (I like Joseph's Flax Oat Bran, and Whole Wheat Pita

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk the tahini, lemon juice, lemon zest, and parsley. If needed, add a tablespoon of room temperature water (or more), to thin the sauce to a pourable consistency. Cover and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a food processor, combine all falafel ingredients and pulse until well blended. Use your hands to form 8 equal patties and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Spray the patties with cooking spray and bake for 16 to 18 minutes.
  • Lay the pitas on a work surface and top each with the lettuce, tomato, and red onion. Divide the hot falafel among the pitas along with 2 tablespoons of feta and 2 tablespoons of lemon-tahini sauce. Fold up and serve!

Notes

Nutrition Information is based on a 60-calorie Joseph’s Flax, Oat Bran, Whole Wheat Pita 
Nutrition Information (without pita): Calories 471, Fat 16g, Carb 65g, Fiber 13g, Sugars 1g, Protein 20g

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 1g