Falafel "tacos"

JeanC By JeanC, 23rd Feb 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Meatless tacos using falafel in place of ground beef or chicken.

Falafel "tacos"

Occasionally I like to make tacos using unusual fillings and one day I decided on falafel. I opted for corn tortillas since I am gluten free, but these will be just a good on flour tortillas.


2 cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 tsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
2 tablespoons minced garlic (or in this case a goodly amount of garlic powder. I was out of garlic)
1/2 onion, finely diced (again, no onion, so a heaping teaspoon onion powder)
1/3 cup dried parsley flakes
3 Tbs flour (or rice flour for gluten free)
salt & pepper to taste

I ran the beans thru the food processor, added the spices, garlic and onion powders, salt, pepper and parsley and mixed it with the processor. I then turned it out into a bowl and added the rice flour and mixed it in.

Normally the recipes call for frying in quite a bit of oil, but my frist attempt at that ended up with a mess. So instead I broke out my electric griddle, set it to 350F and poured on 2 Tbs of olive oil and spread it around. Once everything was ready, I made little falafel patties and fried them on the griddle.

I then set the cooked patties aside and added more olive oil and fried up the corn tortillas. You can also steam the tortillas if you prefer. If using flour tortillas then heating them up in the microwave in a tortilla steamer or between damp towels will work.

Then it was time to assemble: tortilla, cheese, falafel patty, tzatziki sauce (see below) and tomato.

Tzatziki sauce

Tzatziki sauce is a simple yogurt based sauce made with cucumbers, lemon juice, garlic and a bit of garlic.

I don't have exact measurements as I make it to my tastes. There are a lot of good simple recipes you can search the web for to get a basic start.

I start with a thick plain yogurt (Greek if possible) and add grated and drained cucumber. A bit of lemon juice, a drizzle of olive oil, the garlic (to taste) and salt and pepper to taste. Mix this all together and let sit in the refrigerator for a couple hours or overnight to let the flavors blend.


Falafel, Food, Fusion, Gluten Free, Meatless, Tacos, Vegetarian

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author avatar Kingwell
24th Feb 2015 (#)

Another good share. Blessings.

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