Tested till perfect Falafel Plate With Tahini Dressing
Falafel Plate With Tahini Dressing
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Falafel Plate With Tahini Dressing

This familiar sandwich turns into a salad by presenting the same components in a different manner. They can easily be stuffed into a pita for a meal on the go too.

By Amanda Barnier and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: August 2013

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 26 ratings.
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  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 20 minutes
  • Portion size 4


  • 1 1oniononions, chopped
  • 3 3cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) 1can (19 oz/540 mL)chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupchopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp 1tspground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspcayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupchickpea flour or all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp 4tspvegetable oil
  • 2 heads 2headsboston lettuce, separated
  • 2 cups 2cupschopped English cucumber
  • 1 cup 1cupsprouts, (such as alfalfa or onion sprouts)
  • 1 cup 1cupgrape tomatogrape tomatoes

Tahini Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupextra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp 3tbsptahinitahini
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsplemon juice
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvinegar
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
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Tahini Dressing: In small bowl, whisk together oil, tahini, lemon juice, vinegar, salt and pepper; set aside.

In food processor, pulse onion with garlic until finely chopped. Add chickpeas, cilantro, cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper; pulse until in fine paste. Stir in flour. Shape by scant 2 tbsp into 16 balls; flatten to 1/2-inch (1 cm) thickness.

In nonstick skillet, heat half of the oil over medium heat; cook falafels, in batches, turning once and adding more oil as needed, until golden, 4 to 6 minutes.

Arrange lettuce, cucumber, sprouts, tomatoes and falafels on platter; serve with dressing.

Additional information :
Change It Up

Crispy Falafel Plate With Tahini Dressing
In deep saucepan, heat enough vegetable oil to come 1 inch (2.5 cm) up side until 365°F (185°C); fry falafels, turning once, until browned, about 4 minutes.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 425 pro 11g total fat 26g sat. fat 3g
carb 40g dietary fibre 9g sugar 9g chol 0mg
sodium 593mg potassium 718mg

% RDI:

calcium 13 iron 33 vit A 32 vit C 30
folate 76
This recipe is featured on Week 4 menu for 31 Quick and Easy Budget Meals and Your monthly meal plan: 30 meals under 500 calories, week four
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