Falafel Pitas w/ Cucumber Yogurt Dressing

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 330.3
  • Total Fat: 8.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 40.7 mg
  • Sodium: 733.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 50.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.0 g
  • Protein: 14.5 g

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A quick Middle Eastern meal A quick Middle Eastern meal
Number of Servings: 4


    0.25 cup minced red onion
    1 tbsp dijon mustard
    1 tsp ground cumin
    0.5 tsp paprika
    0.25 tsp black pepper
    0.125 (1/8) tsp salt
    1 (15 1/2 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed/drained
    1 slice whole wheat bread, torn into pieces
    1 large egg
    1 large egg white
    1.5 tbsp olive oil
    2 (6 inch) whole wheat pitas, split
    1 cup arugula

    To make cucumber yogurt sauce:
    1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
    0.5 cup diced seedless cucumber
    0.25 cup minced red onion
    1 tsp fresh lemon juice


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.

For cucumber yogurt dressing:
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and chill.

Serving Size: Makes 4 servings (1 serving = 1 half pita filled)

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user THESHRINKINLADY.

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