Falafel Wraps


Uncategorized / Friday, December 1st, 2017

Being vegan in a city like Chicago is sooo easy. You can find a dish to enjoy at numerous places you wouldn’t think otherwise.

Since becoming vegan, we have tried a lot of new foods; most of which we have liked. We have tried new restaurants. There is this mediterranean restaurant down the road from our place. We found ourselves going there almost once a week there for a while. And I don’t know about you guys. But eating out is not cheap! So we thought, since I love to cook (and David eat) we can make this stuff on my own!

We had a falafel wrap.

It. Was. Delicious.

Hence why we went back so many times. This place also got me hooked on cous cous. Don’t get me started on how good that was.

Before too long I told David I was gonna experiment and make the darn things on our own. With our twist on it of course.

So today we bring you falafel wraps, by the vegans 🙂

Things we will need:
Falafel–

  • 2 Cans Drained & Rinsed Chickpeas
  • 2 TBSP Parsley
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 TSP Cayenne
  • 1/4 Red Onion
  • Pinch Salt/Pepper
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil

Wraps–

  • 6 Extra Large Tortillas
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 1/2 Cup Shredded Lettuce
  • 1/4 Cup Hummus
  • Hot Sauce
  • 2 Banana Peppers

So basically with this first step you add chickpeas, onion, garlic cloves, parsley, cayenne, salt, & pepper into a food processor.

You chop/mince until all the ingredients are well mixed up.

Next take a tbsp and dish out small amounts and roll into a ball. If the mixture is not thick enough, feel free to add flour as needed. Make the amounts into the shape of about 1 – 1 1/2 inch balls.

Next, heat up skillet with olive oil. Don’t use all in first use, to save for next round (assuming all the balls won’t fit in one skillet)

Scoop out falafel when they begin to turn a golden brown. Place on oven safe pan and let bake while the others continue to cook. Repeat until finished cooking all the falafel.

Once the falafel are finished on the stove top you can begin to dice up the tomatoes and cucumbers. Place in bowl and mix thoroughly. Cut banana pepper into rings and clean out the seeds to avoid too much heat.

Remove the falafel from oven.

Assembly of the Wraps
Lay the tortilla on a flat surface. Take one TBSP of hummus and spread through the middle of the tortilla. Followed by a good helping of the cucumbers and tomatoes mixture and then a few banana peppers. Then add a bunch of lettuce and top over the other things.

Finally, place about 2-3 falafel balls down the middle. Shake desired amount of hot sauce over all the ingredients.

Roll the wrap into a burrito style. This takes a bit of time to perfect, but it should be easy once you get the hang of it.

To add a little more to the wrap, I place mine in a panani maker for a few minutes. It creates a bit of crunch and warms the whole wrap through as well.

Enjoy!

Easy, Tasty, Vegan!

 

Falafel Wraps

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5

Ingredients

Falafel

  • 2 Cans Rinsed Chickpeas
  • 2 TBSP Parsely
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 TSP Cayenne
  • 1/4 Red Onion
  • Pinch of Salt & Pepper
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil

Wraps

  • 6 XL Tortillas
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 1/2 Cup Red Pepper Hummus
  • Hot Sauce
  • 2 Banana Peppers

Instructions

Falafel

  1. Combine chickpeas, garlic, parsley, cayenne, onion, salt & pepper into food processor. Pulse until all ingredients are fully chopped and mixed. Preheat over at 350ºF.

  2. Scoop out tbsp at a time to create 1 inch to 1.5 inch balls. Once finished place in medium hot skillet with olive oil to brown. Remove once fully browned and place in oven to keep warm.

  3. Dice cucumber and tomato and mixed well in mixing bowl. Slice banana pepper and clean out seeds. Remove Falafel from oven.

Wrap

  1. Lay tortilla on flat surface. Spoon one tablespoon of hummus and spread in middle section of tortilla. Place three tablespoons of cucumber and tomato mixture onto hummus. Spread 1/4 cup of lettuce over top. Finally top with 2-3 falafels. Splash with desired amount of hot sauce.

  2. Wrap burrito style tightly. Cut in half for easy serving.


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