- Wrap chopped onion in cheese cloth or paper towel and squeeze out as much moisture as possible. Set aside. Place garbanzo beans, parsley, garlic, cumin, salt, and baking soda in a food processor. Process until the mixture is coarsely pureed. Kind of like small pebbles or large grains of sand. Mix garbanzo bean mixture and onion together in a bowl. Stir in the flour and egg. Shape mixture into large patties (makes about 8) and put on a cookie sheet. let stand for 15 minutes.
- Preheat an oven to 400 degrees
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the patties in the skillet and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side.
- Transfer onto the cookie sheet and bake until heated through, about 10 minutes.
- 16 oz plain Greek yogurt
- 4 cucumbers - peeled,(2 finely chopped and 2 cut up to fit in food processor)
- 1/2 lemon
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 Tablespoons chopped fresh dill (could use 1/2 Tbs dried)
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled
- In a food processor or blender, combine yogurt, 2 of the cucumbers, lemon juice(squeeze lemons cut side up so the seeds don't fall into your sauce), salt, pepper, dill and garlic. Process until well-combined. Add in the other 2 finely chopped cucumbers. Transfer to a separate dish, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour for best flavor.
I haven't yet attempted to make my own Pita, so I buy whole wheat pita bread and serve it like this:
Put 2 falafel patties in a whole, or 1 patty in a half of a pita. Put lettuce, tomato, cucumber, feta cheese and tzaziki sauce in over the patties in the pita....mmmmmm
I know there is no meat in this meal, BUT there is a load of protein in the Garbanzo beans, so there is no worries there. AND you kinda hit everything but the fruit category with this as well, so for a complete meal all ya need is a fruit!