Easy baked falafel patties tossed in a Greek-inspired salad with lots of crunchy veggies, salty black olives, warm whole wheat pita, and a luscious, tangy tzatziki dressing.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a food processor, grind up oats until fine. Add in garbanzo beans, spices, herbs, onion, and juice of half a lemon. Blend the ingredients until all of combined. The batter will be thick and stick when it’s ready.
Form batter into small one- to two-inched patties (I used a one-inch cookie scoop) and place on a baking sheet. I typically get around 12 falafel out of a batch.
Spray or drizzle the falafel with olive oil and bake for 15 minutes. Flip the falafel over and bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until the outsides are crispy.
Prepare the tzatziki dressing in a blender or food processor. Add all the ingredients (Greek yogurt, lemon juice, dill, olive oil, cucumber, salt, and pepper) to the food processor and blend until smooth. Chill the dressing until the salad is ready.
Prepare your salad by adding lettuce of choice to a large bowl. Top the bowl with sliced tomato, cucumber, olives, and red onion. Last, add a few falafel to the top and pour on the tzatziki!
This recipe originally appeared on PumpkinAndPeanutButter.com