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Mediterranean Falafel Pita Burgers


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  • Author: wellness sleuth
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

If you're looking for a healthy, flavorful meal that brings a taste of the Mediterranean right to your kitchen, look no further! These Mediterranean Falafel Pita Burgers are not only mouth-wateringly delicious but also packed with nutritious ingredients. Ready to fall in love?


Ingredients

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For the Falafel Patties:

    • 1 14-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

    • 2 scallions, diced

    • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped

    • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

    • 2-3 tablespoons flour

    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil (for frying)

For the Toppings:

    • Warm pita bread, for serving

    • Hummus (store-bought or homemade), for serving

    • Fresh vegetables and pickles, for serving


Instructions

    1. Prepare the Falafel Mixture: In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, diced scallions, parsley, smoked paprika, ground cumin, and flour. Pulse until the mixture is well-blended but still slightly chunky. Let the mixture rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

    1. Forming the Patties: With your hands, shape the falafel mixture into small patties. Make them about the size of the pita pockets to ensure they fit well inside.

    1. Cooking the Falafel: In a skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Fry the patties in batches, ensuring they are golden and crispy on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.

    1. Assemble the Pita Burgers: Warm the pita bread and cut it into halves to form pockets. Spread a generous layer of hummus inside each pita half, then stuff them with the crispy falafel patties and your choice of fresh vegetables and pickles.

    1. Serve and Enjoy: These Mediterranean Falafel Pita Burgers are best enjoyed fresh. Each bite is a perfect blend of crispy falafel, creamy hummus, and crunchy veggies.

Notes

    • Use the Right Flour: If you want a gluten-free option, try using chickpea flour.

    • Adjust the Seasoning: Feel free to adjust the herbs and spices to your taste. Add a pinch of chili flakes if you like a bit of heat!

    • Hummus Options: Both store-bought and homemade hummus work wonderfully, so choose based on your preference or try a mix of both!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
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