Falafel Nachos

Taking a needed break from all the sweets to feed you with something savory and delicious for dinner!

Falafel Nachos

Pita Chips Recipe

Gluten, egg, and dairy-free

Ingredients:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Slice pita bread in half through the pocket. Slice into wedges.
  3. Place on baking sheet and brush olive oil on both sides. Sprinkle with salt and sesame seeds (optional).
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until browned.
  5. Allow to cool on baking sheet in order to get more crunchy.

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Falafel Nachos Recipe

Gluten, egg, and dairy-free

Feeds 2

For Falafel

  • 1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained, mashed with a fork
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tb gluten-free flour + 3 Tb gf flour, reserved for rolling
  • 1 Tb flaxseed meal + 3 Tb water, allow to sit for 5-7 min to thicken.
  • 1 Tb fresh parsely, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • splash of hot sauce (optional)
  1. Heat 3 Tb olive oil in a skillet on medium heat.
  2. Combine all ingredients together.
  3. Roll into small-sized balls.
  4. Roll gently in a shallow dish with 3 Tb gf flour. Dust off excess.
  5. Fry in skillet until browned on all sides.
  6. Place on a plate lined with a paper towel. Sprinkle with salt to flavor.

For yogurt sauce:

  • 1/2 c. nondairy plain yogurt (I used unsweetened coconut milk yogurt)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 garlice clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill (or 1 tsp fresh dill)
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 tsp sugar (optional)
  1. Mix together in a small bowl.
  2. Top onto pita chips (recipe above) with falafel, chopped tomatoes, diced onions, and cucumber.

 Falafel Nachos - Fork & Beans

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Comments

  1. OH MY! Two of my favourite things combined!!! Yipee! :)

  2. Thanks for the awesome recipe I used it for a story on my blog… http://quharrison.com/bats-love-nachos/

  3. You would find a way to make nachos even better- not an easy feat! What a fun take on falafel!

  4. These nachos look right up my alley. I am a big fan of Middle Eastern food and nachos. Perfection!

  5. Dude, I <3 falafel. I want that in my mouth now!

  6. Genius! I love both of these things!

  7. Would you believe that I’ve had a similar nacho idea bouncing around for awhile?! I was not thinking falafel, though, but daaaaaang, this looks good! I’m such a sucker for falafel!

  8. Simply delicious!

  9. Whoa! These sound so tempting!

  10. Step One: Drag your sorry self into the kitchen and mix up a huge batch of Cara’s new flour mix.
    Step Two: Agonize over what to make FIRST!?!
    Step Three: Send Cara kisses and love because she’s just so cute!

  11. I want a big plate of that please!

  12. Ah, I just found this post via Veg News on Pinterest. I just had to tell you a) how delicious this looks, my husband will be in heaven, and b) that I adore “Namastasty”!! Adore!!

  13. This is such a fun and inventive twist on traditional nachos. I’m a big fan of falafel and pita, so I will have to give these a try!

  14. What an excellent idea! I am going to have to try these now because even though it’s only 4.50am, my stomach is rumbling after seeing those gorgeous Middle Eastern Style nachos :)

  15. I love this idea! So creative :) The perfect lunch. I’ll have to make the falafels ASAP. I’m craving them like crazy now!

  16. Yum! This looks amazing!

  17. if i were to make a plate of nachos for myself, this would be it! i used to love pita chips and i got into them right before going gluten-free. you have also reminded me that it’s been far too long since i’ve myself some falafel, which i need to fix right now ;) delicious, lady!

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