Cravings | Oven Baked Falafel Sandwiches
Oven Baked Falafel Sandwiches
  • SERVES: 4
  • PREP: 15 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 45 minutes

Falafel. Say it five times fast. But eat this sheet pan version only once, and you’ll be hooked.

For the falafel:

  • ¼

    cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1

    (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained but not rinsed

  • 1/2

    cup coarsely chopped onion

  • ¼

    cup all purpose flour, plus more as needed

  • 5

    cloves roughly chopped garlic

  • ½

    cup packed fresh parsley leaves and tender stems

  • ½

    cup packed fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems

  • 1

    tablespoon sesame seeds

  • 1 ½

    teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1

    teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½

    teaspoon ground coriander

  • ¼

    teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ¼

    teaspoon chili flakes

For the salad:

  • 2

    large tomatoes, cored and diced

  • 2

    large Persian cucumbers, diced

  • 2

    tablespoons chopped parsley

  • +

    extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice to taste

  • +

    kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the tahini sauce and sandwiches:

  • ¼

    cup pure tahini paste

  • 3

    tablespoons warm water

  • 2

    tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • ¼

    teaspoon kosher salt

  • 4

    pitas

  • +

    butter lettuce leaves, sliced sour pickles and red onion slices, for serving

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