Meatless Monday: Falafel Wrap

July 25, 2011

Falafel are delicious deep fried golden balls made from ground chickpeas, herbs, and spices.  This dish is popular throughout the Middle East but is considered the national dish of Israel.  You can choose to make falafel and eat them as is (maybe dipped in some tahini or hummus) or wrap them in a pita with some veggies.  You can also make falafel ahead of time and freeze them.  However you decide to eat them, they are a perfect meal for Meatless Monday.

Falafel Wrap


16 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

2 tablespoons fresh parsley

½ yellow onion, chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

2 tablespoons cooked bulgar wheat

2 tablespoons whole wheat flour

Lemon Tahini sauce

¼ cup tahini

2 juice from lemons

½ teaspoon paprika

1 garlic clove, minced


4 pitas

1 tomato, diced

½ red onion, finely sliced

½ cucumber, halved and sliced

1 cup green leaf or romaine lettuce, shredded

¼ cup tzatziki (optional)

½ cup feta cheese, crumbled

½ cup tabouleh (optional)


For full recipe instructions, click below

Lebanese Falafel

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Amy Jeanroy's picture

Reminds me of following the Dead. ~sigh~ good times, good times..

I also did a presentation in college, where I actually cooked Falafal during class. Thanks for the memories!