Falafel Pita

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Falafel Pita

By David Calito  , ,     , ,

May 4, 2015

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Portland is known for its delicious vegan food. Falafel pitas in particular are a popular choice, packed to the brim with veggies and hummus.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • 10 mins

    10 mins

    20 mins

  • Yields: 4 Servings
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Ingredients

1/4 cup minced red onion

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 (15 1/2-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained

1 (1-ounce) slice whole wheat bread, torn into pieces

1 large egg

1 large egg white

1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

2 (6-inch) whole wheat pitas, split

1 cup arugula

1/2 cup Cucumber-Yogurt Dressing

Directions

Wash and clean all ingredients.

Combine first 10 ingredients in a food processor; pulse 6 times or until well blended (mixture will be wet).

Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Spoon about 1/3 cup chickpea mixture per patty into pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Line each pita half with 1/4 cup arugula, add 1 patty to each pita half, and spoon 2 tablespoons Cucumber-Yogurt Dressing into each pita half.

Note: Nutritional analysis includes Cucumber-Yogurt Dressing.

Enjoy it with garlic fries.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 serving
Calories250
Sodium550mg
Protein10g
Cholesterol50mg
Total Fat8g
Saturated Fat1g
Polyunsaturated Fat2g
Monounsaturated Fat5g
Total Carbohydrates11g
Dietary Fiber7g

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