Falafel with Spicy Yogurt Sauce

Falafel with Spicy Yogurt Sauce
Servings: 4 Yield: 12 falafel Prep 20 mins Cook 16 mins

Ingredients

Spicy Yogurt Sauce
  • 1 6 ounce container plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
Falafel
  • 2 15 1/2 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup packed fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic, halved
  • 2 scallions, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 pitas, halved
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced

Make It

Spicy Yogurt Sauce

1. Combine yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, cayenne and salt in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until using.

Falafel

2. Combine chickpeas, parsley, cilantro, garlic, scallions, flour, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper in a food processor. Run until well combined. Transfer mixture to a bowl. Form into 12 falafel balls.

3. Heat oven to 200 degrees F. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick saute pan over medium to medium-high heat. Add 6 falafel to pan and brown 2 minutes per side, about 8 minutes total. Transfer to 200 degrees F oven to keep warm. Repeat with second batch.

4. Serve falafel in a pita half with tomato, cucumber and Spicy Yogurt Sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 416, Fat, total (g): 11, chol. (mg): 4, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 62, fiber (g): 11, pro. (g): 17, sodium (mg): 967, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.