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Falafel Wraps with Cucumber-Yogurt Dressing

by Emma on August 23, 2010

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I made falafel for my family Sunday night. Here are some…um…alternative names they came up with:

-matzo balls

-meat balls

-various misprouncements of falafel

-da da (ok, this one Penelope said. and it's the only thing she says yet. so maybe it shouldn't count)

But hey, what's in name? A falafel ball by any other name would still taste just as good.

Eat your heart out Shakespeare.


And I FINALLY got to break in my new-to-me dutch oven. I was in heaven. So here's the skinny on these matzo balls:

Falafel Wraps with Cucumber-Yogurt Dressing adapted from Epicurious.

For the falafel: 2 cans chick peas, 1 large red onion, 4 tablespoons chopped parsley, 4 tablespoons chopped cilantro, 2 teaspoons salt, 4 cloves garlic, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/3 cup flour and oil for cooking.

In a food processor combine drained chick peas, chopped onion, parsley, cilantro and garlic. Once it's roughly blended remove to a large bowl and add in baking powder and flour. Combine well and a soft ball should form (if not add more flour). Refrigerate for 2 hours (or overnight). Then heat 2-3 inches of oil over high heat and drop falafel batter in to cook. I made mine into small balls (2 inches in diameter or so) and cooked them on each side for about 2 minutes. Allow to cool over paper towels before serving.


For the dressing I combined 2 cups plain Greek yogurt with 1 large chopped cucumber and 3 generous tablespoons of chopped fresh dill.


Serve with lettuce and tortillas and you've got yourself some wraps folks! I don't remember how many falafel balls this made but all together this served 7 people. I have a big family now. And it makes me real happy.


Jenny August 23, 2010 at 8:59 am

This is a must make. I love falafel but have only tried a boxed type that was a fail. I will definitly try these!

DaddyDonnie August 23, 2010 at 9:46 am

Bring on the meatless balls…………………………..

kara August 23, 2010 at 10:06 am

Yummmm! Lucky lucky family you got there.

Liz August 23, 2010 at 12:45 pm

My mouth is WATERING. Definitely gonna try this one soon, thanks!

Andie-kins xo August 23, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Falafel THIS… I gotta blog again and I made 4 Simple Goals.

Andie-kins xo August 23, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Ps. Did you see Nick on Plain Jane? You can watch it on the CW website now. haha So cute.

christina alessi August 25, 2010 at 4:04 pm

I’m seriously going to cry this looks so good.

Cara-Mia August 25, 2010 at 11:41 pm

Never had falafel but this looks ridiculously good! Thanks for the recipe.