This served as a quick, convenient and delicious lunch between driving the kids to their dentist appointments and taking my youngest and his friend shopping at a local flea market.
1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup chopped parsley
2 tablespoons flour
3 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper
4 tablespoons tahini, divided
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Heat oven to 425F.
Drain garbanzo beans and mash together with carrots, parsley, flour, 3 tablespoons tahini, 1 tablespoon of water, garlic and cumin, and season with salt and pepper.
Grease a cookie sheet with cooking spray and shape mixture into patties. Place on cookie sheet, bake for 10 minutes or until crispy, turning once.
In a small bowl, mix yogurt, 1 tablespoon tahini and lemon juice.
Top pita bread with falafel, tomato, lettuce and yogurt sauce.
Recipe adapted from Parents, March 2010