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Baked Falafel Lettuce Wraps

Prep time: 15-20 mins |Cook time: 30 mins |Total time: 45-50 mins |Serves: 4-6 | Print |

Illustration depicting a plethora of fresh cooking ingredients

Baked Falafel Lettuce Wraps

Prep time: 15-20 mins |Cook time: 30 mins |Total time: 45-50 mins |Serves: 4-6 |

Baked Falafel Lettuce Wraps

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 can chickpeas - drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup Cook's Pantry Pickles - chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 scallion - chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup cilantro - chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger - finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ cup flour (white, whole wheat or almond flour)
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds
  • Olive oil

Smoky Eggplant and Tahini Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • ¼ cup Cook's Pantry Smoky Eggplant Dip
  • 1 garlic clove - crushed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or pickle brine

For serving and garnish:

  • Large Butter lettuce leaves - cleaned and separated
  • Red onion - thinly sliced
  • Cook's pantry dill pickle slices
  • Radish - thinly sliced
  • Cilantro and mint sprigs

DIRECTIONS

  1. Make the smoky eggplant dip - place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together, taste and add salt or lemon juice if needed. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. Place all ingredients in food processor and pulse until a coarse mixture forms.
  3. Form the falafel mixture into small patties.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil, when hot add several patties and cook until dark golden brown on each side.
  5. Continue with all patties. Or you can bake them in a 400 degree oven on a baking sheet. First, brush gently with olive oil and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds if desired. Bake until golden brown, turning once - about 20-25 minutes.
  6. To Serve: take a lettuce leaf and dollop with smoky eggplant sauce, 1-2 falafels and garnish with desired ingredients.

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