Do you like falafel? But do you hate to have to make the little balls and possibly frying them? I know I do. I do really love enjoy eating falafel. My favorite was in Israel on the street with fries in the pita (and lots of harissa!). I made this recipe a few weeks ago for a potluck and I think it went over well. This recipe is actually a two-fer as I’ll give a recipe for tzatziki sauce as well. I got the recipe from a blog called The Vegan Stoner. It’s actually a really great recipe site. All the recipes are super quick and easy.
- Falafel mix
- 10 oz soft silken tofu
- lemon juice (from half a lemon)
- salt, pepper
- optional: avocado, olives
Directions for Falafel Pie:
Mix falafel mix with prescribed amount of water and allow to sit for ten minutes.
In a greased pan, spread the falafel mix. Bake at 425 F for 15 to 25 minutes (depending on your oven).
Bring the falafel out and allow to cool for 15ish minutes (until you can handle the pan). Spread hummus in an even layer on to the falafel.
Top with you cut up veggies, such that you form circles (if you want to make it pretty). Lastly, top with the tzatziki sauce.
Directions for Tzatziki Sauce:
In a blender (a magic bullet works GREAT), add the silken tofu, lemon juice, salt, and dill. Blend for two minutes or until the mixture is smooth. Add more lemon juice if need be. Add some chopped cucumber to the tzatziki.
Happy Pi Day!
- Baked Sweet Potato Falafels with Yogurt Tahini Sauce (inthelivingwell.com)
- Homemade Falafel (tastetheheights.wordpress.com)
- Middle Eastern treat: How to make the ultimate falafel (metro.co.uk)