Stuffed Pitta Bread with Falafel
This traditional dish is as easy as you want to make it. It’s also chock-full of nutrients: chickpeas are a great source of protein, as is hummus, plus you can ram in tons of salad to give you a fantastic vitamin boost!
Bought falafels are widely available – eg Cauldron are everywhere and every supermarket sells one brand or another (most brands are vegan but check no egg has been added). If you have time, make your own from our lovely recipe! (They freeze well so are worth making a big batch)
Great Food Original Mediterranean Falafel (ready-made, eg Asda and other supermarkets)
Amisa or Hale & Hearty are vegan and GF – use a flax egg to bind the mixture before cooking (make the flax egg from 1 tbsp flaxmeal mixed with 3 tbsp warm water. Let it stand for a few minutes before adding)
Replace pitta with vegan GF wraps, eg Warburton’s GF. Make sure your GF replacement doesn’t have egg in it.
Middle Eastern and Moroccan
* Nutritional information per serving.
Optional extras / notes
5-10 minutes or 40, depending whether you use ready-made or home-made falafels
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