There is nothing better than freshly made pita bread. Soft and pillowy and freshly warm. Pair it with a delicious falafel recipe, tzatziki sauce, and some fresh veggies and you got yourself the perfect vegan greek gyro.

Falafel With Tzatziki Sauce [Vegan]

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Cooking Time

35

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Ingredients

Falafel

  • 1 can rinsed/drained chickpeas
  • 1/2 chopped yellow onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Dash of red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour*

Tzatziki

  • 1/2 cup non-dairy yogurt
  • 1/3 cup grated cucumber
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 heaping tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, pulse together all ingredients except flour until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in flour until incorporated. Refrigerate for 30 min.
  3. Take 2 tbsp of mixture at a time and roll into balls (lightly flour your hands for this method), or use an ice cream scoop. Space evenly on the baking sheet. Bake for 30-35 min. or until golden brown.
  4. While falafels are baking, prepare the sauce. Whisk together all the ingredients until smooth.
  5. Serve falafels in pita bread with chopped lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumber. Drizzle on the tzatziki sauce. Enjoy!
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