Falafel Pita Sliders

April 24, 2017
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Falafel Pita Sliders

These falafel pita sliders are everything healthy and delicious and you’ll want to add it to your weekly meal prep. In my quest to eat cleaner I’ve been searching for some wholesome recipes, such as this one, that are both delicious and healthy. Eating healthy doesn’t mean eating leafy greens without much other substance all day. The ever prevalent healthy source of good food should be coming from fiber. This is something very much absent in American fast food. Subsequently, they sell you up on the idea that you’re getting protein, which it’s legitimacy and wholesomeness are obviously questionable. Obviously, these foods lack the single-most thing that keeps our digestive system clean and functioning to it’s highest efficiency. In an effort to help promote healthier eating I am sharing this recipe that you are sure to love! Enjoy!

Falafel Pita Sliders

Falafel

6 cups water
2 cups dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
2 cups finely chopped white onion
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
8 garlic cloves
1 tbsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
Cooking spray

Pita Sliders

1/4 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup canola mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 – 8 (1-oz.) miniature whole-wheat pita rounds (such as Toufayan)
1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
2 cups loosely packed baby arugula (about 2 oz.)
1 small red onion, very thinly sliced

Prepare

1. To prepare falafel, combine 6 cups water and chickpeas in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature 8 hours or overnight. Drain.

2. Preheat oven to 450°F.

3. Combine chickpeas, onion, and next 9 ingredients (through ground red pepper) in a food processor; pulse until coarsely chopped. Divide and shape mixture into 16 (1/2-inch-thick) patties (about 1/3 cup per patty).

4. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Coat pan with cooking spray. Place 8 patties in pan; coat patties with cooking spray. Cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Place on a wire rack set on a baking sheet. Repeat procedure with cooking spray and remaining patties. Place baking sheet in oven; bake at 450°F for 10 minutes. Reserve 8 falafel patties for Falafel Pizza and Falafel, Feta, and Tomato Salad.

Falafel Pit Sliders
Serves 8
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Falafel
  1. 6 cups water
  2. 2 cups dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  3. 2 cups finely chopped white onion
  4. 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  5. 1 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  6. 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  7. 8 garlic cloves
  8. 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  9. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  10. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  11. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  12. 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  13. Cooking spray
Pita Sliders
  1. 1/4 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
  2. 1/4 cup canola mayonnaise
  3. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  4. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  5. 2- 8 (1-oz.) miniature whole-wheat pita rounds (such as Toufayan)
  6. 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
  7. 2 cups loosely packed baby arugula (about 2 oz.)
  8. 1 small red onion, very thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. To prepare falafel, combine 6 cups water and chickpeas in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature 8 hours or overnight. Drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  3. Combine chickpeas, onion, and next 9 ingredients (through ground red pepper) in a food processor; pulse until coarsely chopped. Divide and shape mixture into 16 (1/2-inch-thick) patties (about 1/3 cup per patty).
  4. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Coat pan with cooking spray. Place 8 patties in pan; coat patties with cooking spray. Cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Place on a wire rack set on a baking sheet. Repeat procedure with cooking spray and remaining patties. Place baking sheet in oven; bake at 450°F for 10 minutes. Reserve 8 falafel patties for Falafel Pizza and Falafel, Feta, and Tomato Salad.
Adapted from Cooking Light
Adapted from Cooking Light
Florida Girl Cooks http://floridagirlcooks.com/

author: Teresa Gonzalez

<p>Teresa is a South Florida native who is a photographer that also has a passion for food. She’s a seeker of sunshine, lazy days at the beach, and exquisite food.</p>

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    lisa @ garlicandzest.comAugust 16, 2015

    What a cool idea! I must say, I’m glad you didn’t make the cones – I was feeling singularly unaccomplished!

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    lisa @ garlicandzest.comOctober 14, 2015

    congratulations! so happy for you and your family!

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    MargaretNovember 18, 2015

    Hello Teresa, I am so very excited to try your cider bourbon glazed turkey, however the recipe states you have included your own cider bourbon glaze recipe “below”…but it is not there. Would you please send it to me? My William sonoma is out. Thank you have a wonderful thanksgiving! Margaret

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    anna kraft heinOctober 8, 2017

    Hi Teresa! I’m in the same boat as Margaret! Where is the cider bourbon recipe? I don’t see it, either. Can’t wait to try!

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