Baked Falafels from Macheesmo

Baked Falafels

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Yield
Serves 4.
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No need to bust out the frier if you want to make delicious homemade falafels. You can bake up easy and delicious crispy falafels at home!

Ingredients

2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 small red onion, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup parsley, minced
2 teaspoon coriander
2 teaspoon cumin
2-4 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Salt and pepper

Simple Tzatziki:

1 cup Greek yogurt
1 lemon, juice only
1/2 cucumber, peeled and diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup feta, crumbled

Toppings:

Red onion
Red peppers
Carrots
4 large pita breads, halved (for sandwiches)
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Directions

1) Drain chickpeas and mash them in a bowl with a fork. Some chunks are okay.

2) Toast cumin and coriander and then grind (or use ground spices) Add spices to chickpeas.

3) Stir in veggies, parsley, and olive oil to chickpeas and add enough flour until the mixture sticks together (2-4 tablespoons).

4) Form small patties, about two tablespoons, out of the mixture and flatten it slightly. Add patties to a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drizzle with olive oil.

5) Bake falafel at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, flipping once halfway through.

6) Meanwhile prepare toppings and mix together tzatziki sauce.

7) Stuff falafels in warmed pita and drizzle in sauce and stuff with veggie toppings.