Falafel Sandwiches
 
1   15 oz.can garbanzo beans -- drained
1/2 cup  onion -- chopped
1/4 cup  fine dry bread crumbs
1 Tbsp  fresh parsley -- chopped
1 tsp  ground cumin
1/2 tsp  ground coriander
1/4 tsp  salt
1/8 tsp  black pepper
1/8 tsp  ground red pepper
2 clove  garlic -- minced
  vegetable cooking spray
2 tsp  olive oil, divided
2   6inch pita rounds -- cut in half
4   curly lettuce leaves
  tahini Sauce (recipe follows)
 
Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add first 10 ingredients 
and process until smooth. 
Divide mixture into 8 equal portions, shaping each into a 3-inch 
patty. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; add 1 1/2 
tsp. of oil and place over medium heat until hot. Add 4 patties to 
skillet; cook 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Repeat 
procedure with remaining oil and patties. 
Spread about 2 tablespoons of Tahini Sauce evenly into each pita half. 
Fill each half with 1 lettuce leaf and 2 falafel patties. 
 
Tahini Sauce 
 
1/2 cup  plain nonfat yogurt
2 Tbsp  tahini (sesame seed paste)
1 tsp  lemon juice
dash  of red pepper
1 clove  garlic -- minced
 
Combine all ingredients in a bowl; stir with a wire whisk until 
well-blended. Cover and chill. 
Makes 1/2 cup. 
 
 
 
 
 
(ID: 79547) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Tue, Jan 28, 2003


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