Falafel pitas are a great way to enjoy fresh produce, flavorful sauces, and homemade falafel balls. These healthy falafel pita sandwiches are filled with tahini and tzatziki sauces, tomatoes, cucumbers, and topped with parsley and lettuce leaves. You're going to love these vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free pita pockets.
These are the ultimate falafel sandwiches, you won't be able to just eat one! You can use homemade pita bread or you can buy it from the store. Just make sure all the ingredients are fresh. Since this meal is made simply, it really lets all the individual ingredients shine through.
The Tzatziki and creamy Tahini sauces create a moist layer and help bring all the flavors together. You can make your own Baked Falafel in just a few easy steps and make them for this falafel recipe, Falafel Bowls, and Falafel Wraps.
These Falafel Pitas are perfect for lunch or a light dinner. You can also alter this classic Middle Eastern dish to your liking to include thinly sliced red onions, mint leaves, pitted olives, hummus, or any other fresh produce or herb that you'd like.
- Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 10 minutes
- Total: 20 minutes
- 9 falafel balls
- 3 pita
- 6 tablespoons tahini sauce
- 1 cup tzatziki sauce
- 2-3 tomatoes
- 2 cucumbers
- Bunch of fresh parsley
- Handful salad leaves
- 3 tablespoons vegan butter or oil
How to make Falafel Pitas
These pitas are a breeze to put together and they’re great for a quick lunch or dinner. Once you’ve made or bought the falafel balls, tahini sauce, and tzatziki sauce, you can make these pitas in under 10 minutes. With only the need for a cutting board, knife, and plate, there’s barely anything to clean up either. That’s definitely a win!
Here are the steps to make the pitas. Start by frying each side of the pitas in a pan with a little butter and then cut them in half. Then slice the vegetables. Next, fill the pockets of the pitas with a little sauce, falafel balls, veggies, herbs, and another drizzle of sauce. Arrange it on a plate with your side of choice, and that’s it! An easy and delicious meal.
Tips For Success
- You can also top these with canned or dried chickpeas (cooked), a drizzle of olive oil, some freshly cracked black pepper, or a squeeze of lemon juice.
- Making homemade pita bread is very easy and can be made the day before or right before you make the falafel pitas. Store them in a sealed plastic bag or air-tight container on the counter for up to 3 days. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months.
- Save the ingredients separately in their own containers in the fridge for up to 3 days. The pitas can be left on the counter for that time.
- Falafel pitas are best eaten when the ingredients are fresh, so if you need more after 3 days, it's best to cut up some new vegetables.
- Frying pan
- Kitchen knife
- Chopping board
What is a falafel pita sandwich?
When pita bread are made, they puff up and create a hole in the middle. When you slice open the pita it creates a pocket perfect to fill with falafel balls, fresh vegetables, and sauces. This beautiful combination of flavors is a falafel pita sandwich!
What do you eat falafel balls with?
These Mediterranean-style balls are great with the fresh and bright flavors of local, in-season produce and herbs. Add them to your pita sandwiches, wraps, or bowls!
Can vegans eat falafels?
Yes! Most falafels are made to be vegan. Make sure to ask for or read the ingredients if it's important to you since they're not all made the same way. Some falafel recipes are made with eggs.
What to serve with falafel pitas
Falafel pitas are a great lunch, but sometimes you need something to go with it. There are lots of great options. Here are some ideas on what to serve on the side for lunch or dinner.
- Lemon herb rice
- Couscous salad
- Baba ganoush
- Green lettuce salad
This nutrition card is calculated by a third party app and is only an estimate. The numbers will vary based on the specific ingredient amounts and brands you use in making this recipe.
4 servings per container
Serving Size3 pitas
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 3g 15%
- Cholesterol 3mg 1%
- Sodium 1531mg 64%
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Potassium 403mg 12%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
- Sugars 4g
- Protein 21g 42%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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