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Falafel pita sandwich

Alice - RicetteVegolose
Preparazione 50 min
Cottura 40 min
Tempo totale 1 h 30 min
Porzioni 6


For the bread

  • 300 g wholemeal flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 10 g baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 150 g water room temperature

For the zucchini falafel

  • 250 g cooked chickpeas
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 50 g chickpea flour
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 lemon
  • salt pepper q.s.
  • extra virgin olive oil q.s.

To complete the bread filling

  • 15 cherry tomatoes
  • green radish or lettuce leaves
  • Radicchio di Chioggia PGI spread


  • Blend the chickpeas with onion, garlic, cumin and lemon zest.
  • Grate zucchini finely, squeeze well and add them to the chickpeas. Season the mixture with salt and pepper then place it in the fridge.
  • Put the flour on a large cutting board forming a pile, add baking powder around and salt in the center.
  • Pour in the center also the oil and begin to knead adding water little by little.
  • Once you have a smooth and homogeneous dough divide it into 4-5 equal balls and let it rest on the cutting board, covered with a cloth.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F, get a large baking pan and grease it lightly with olive oil.
  • Take the zucchini falafel dough from the fridge, form small balls then flatten them a bit and line on the baking pan.
  • Brush lightly the falafel with olive oil and bake about 30 minutes, or until they are lightly golden.
  • Meanwhile let's prepare the bread: heat a large nonstick skillet, roll each dough ball about 3 mm thick.
  • Cook the bread on the hot skillet, over medium heat two minutes per side.
  • Place the bread on the cutting board and let it cool slightly, let warm the falafel when they're done too.
  • Fill the bread with piadina with radicchio spread, the falafel, fresh radicchio leaves and close with a toothpick and a cherry tomato.
  • Serve warm or room temperature.


You can prepare these sandwiches quicker by using hand ready pitas: just take care to choose products using whole flour and healthy vegetable fats.