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Falafel Sandwiches
From: Karen C. Greenlee

Serving Size: 4

  • 1 15 oz.can garbanzo beans -- drained
  • 1/2 cup onion -- chopped
  • 1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley -- chopped
  • 1 teaspoonground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoonground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/8 teaspoonblack pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoonground red pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic -- minced
  • vegetable cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 6-inch pita rounds -- cut in half
  • 4 curly lettuce leaves
  • Tahini Sauce (see separate recipe)
Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add first 10 ingredients and process until smooth.

Divide mixture into 8 equal portions, shaping each into a 3-inch patty.
Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; add 1 1/2 tsp. of oil and place over medium heat until hot.
Add 4 patties to skillet; cook 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.
Repeat procedure with remaining oil and patties.

Spread about 2 tablespoons of Tahini Sauce evenly into each pita half.
Fill each half with 1 lettuce leaf and 2 falafel patties.