>> Friday, May 24, 2013
1 small onion, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsps ground cumin
1 tsp ground pepper
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
In a food processor, add the chickpeas, chopped onion and minced garlic. Pulse for 1-2 mins until combined, remember to scrape down the sides of the food processor. The mixture shouldn’t be smooth like hummus but still a bit coarse.
Add in the cumin, coriander, salt, cilantro and parsley. Pulse for 15-30 secs until everything is incorporated. Remember to taste everything!
Form the mixture in to small 1 inch sized balls and place on the baking sheet.
Place in oven and bake for 15 mins, flip them and bake for another 15 mins or until the exterior becomes brown and crispy, but not burnt.
Meanwhile, assemble the ingredients for the pita.
Once the falafels are ready, in a small pita spread a bit of hummus on the side.
Add in tomatoes, onions, lettuce, place a falafel ball in the middle, top with cilantro and Tzatziki.
Serve and enjoy!
Makes roughly 24 mini pitas.