Falafel (Chick Pea Patties) in Pita Pockets

Ostego Falafel

Falafel (Chick Pea Patties) in Pita Pockets

Ostego Falafel
This Mediterranean meal is quick, filling and nutritious. Ostego Falafel!
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people
Calories 406 kcal


  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked and drained chick peas
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 cloves garlic, halved
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp peanut oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 5 tbsp veg oil

Yogurt Dressing

  • 3/4 cup low-fat yogurt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 head lettuce , roughly torn
  • 3 medium-sized tomatoes, cubed
  • 4 whole wheat pita pockets


  • Preheat the oven to 325 F. Bake the sesame seeds in a pie pan, uncovered, shaking often, until the seeds are golden-about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • In a food processor, blend the chick peas, cumin, coriander, garlic, cayenne pepper, peanut oil and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice for 30 second or until smooth; if the mixture is dry, add a little water. Shape into 8 patties. Heat vegetable oil in a heavy 10 inch skillet, add the patties and brown for 4 minutes on each side.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, olive oil, sesame seeds and 1 tbsp of lemon juice. Measure and set aside 1/4 cup. Add the lettuce and tomatoes to the dressing and toss to mix.
  • To serve, fill each pita pocket with 2 patties and 1/4 of the salad mixture. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the dressing into each pocket.


This Mediterranean, vegan meal is quick, filling and nutritious.
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Serving: 1gCalories: 406kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 17gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 419mgFiber: 7g
Keyword Vegan
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