Falafel Plate as served by Fattoush Café in Nashville, Tenessee, as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, season 34.
Recipe courtesy of Fattoush Cafe


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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 17 hr 15 min (includes soaking and chilling time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Nutrition Info



  1. In a bowl, soak the dried beans in 6 cups water overnight.
  2. Discard water and rinse the beans in fresh water. Add beans to a stockpot with 6 more cups water. On high heat, bring water to a boil and cook, turning down the heat to medium when foam appears at the top, about 30 minutes. Cover pot and cook until beans are soft, an additional 15 minutes. Drain and cool beans overnight in the fridge.
  3. Add beans to a food processer with a handful of ice, the lemon juice, garlic, sesame tahini and salt. Grind in food processor until it has a pudding-type consistency. Garnish with olive oil, paprika and sumac. Can be served with pita bread or carrots.