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Loaded Lentil Falafel Pitas


  • Author: Allison
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 pita sandwiches 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Easy and delicious loaded lentil falafel pitas with chipotle lime tahini sauce! 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 batch Baked Lentil Falafels 
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced 
  • 1 head of romaine or green leaf lettuce, chopped 
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced 
  • 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives, sliced 
  • 1/2 cup goat or sheep feta, crumbled (optional)
  • 4 whole wheat pitas
  • Chipotle Tahini Sauce (recipe follows) 

Chipotle Tahini Sauce 

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 12 chipotles in adobo sauce (use 2 for a SPICY sauce)
  • 2 tbsp of the adobo sauce
  • 2 medium garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/3 cup water, plus more as desired to thin 

Instructions

  1. Begin by preparing the falafels according to the instructions in this recipe
  2. Make the Chipotle Tahini Sauce: Blend all of the sauce ingredients in an upright blender until smooth. Add more water if a slightly thinner sauce is desired, but I found 1/3 cup to provide the perfect consistency. 
  3. Assemble the pita sandwiches: On one side of each pita, place a handful of lettuce, a couple slices of tomato, some red onion, 3 falafels, a couple spoonfuls of tahini sauce, and desired amount of olives and feta, if using. Fold over and enjoy immediately! 
  • Category: Lunch, Supper
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Keywords: falafel sandwich, lentil falafel pita, chipotle tahini sauce