Recipe courtesy of Eric Greenspan

Baked Falafel with Greek Yogurt Cucumber Raita

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings



Raita Yogurt Sauce:


  1. For the falafel: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  2. Add the chickpeas to a food processor along with the cilantro, parsley, tahini, sesame seeds, chili powder, coriander, cumin, garlic and egg. Process until a paste is formed. Place in a bowl and add the chickpea flour, a little at a time, mixing just to incorporate. Mix in the lemon zest and juice. Using a small cookie scoop, form balls and evenly space on the baking sheet. Lightly press the falafel balls, then sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Bake until crispy, around 20 minutes.
  3. For the raita yogurt sauce: Pulse the cucumbers, mint and garlic in a food processor a few times, then add the yogurt and puree. Season to taste with salt.
  4. Serve the falafel garnished with a dollop of raita.