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The Game Plan
How Long it Will Take with Kid Chefs
45 minutes total
Makes 8 falafel pocket halves
Serves 4-8 people
Suggested Serving Size
Little Kids (age 8 and under): 1 pita half with 2 falafel patties
Big Kids and Adults (age 9+): 2 pita halves with 4 total falafel patties
Grown-up Pro Tip
This recipe works better with a food processor, but a blender can work. Some notes if you’re using a blender:
Take the time to pick the parsley off the stems
Dice the red onion into a normal dice instead of large chunks
Be careful not to over-pulse, or it will turn into a hummus consistency (you want a little thicker than that)
Every couple of pulses, use a spatula to push the mixture down to help it get combined
Stir the mixture together at the end if it didn’t combine fully
You might need to add 5 minutes to the bake time (because the mixture will be a little looser)
This Recipe is Dietician Approved!
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Dietary Needs and Substitutions
Recipe as Written
Can be Made:
To make Vegan and Dairy-free:
Use hummus instead of tzatziki sauce. Find our hummus recipe here!
Or use plain dairy free yogurt to make the tzatziki sauce instead.
To make Wheat-free and Gluten-free:
Use a gluten-free flour like brown rice flour or chickpea flour (or others) instead of whole wheat flour to make the falafel.
Serve over lettuce or hummus instead of using pita pockets, or use gluten-free pita pockets.
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