I’ll be honest about this. Most of the time I’ll bash a restaurant because they make a bum ass version of vegan food and that causes me to go look for my own way to make it. But in this case…it’s different.
I’ve definitely run into some good pitas or crepes, depending on the way they might be prepared. There were a few places by my house I used to go to. But unfortunately for ya boy, they closed them down.
Those used to be the spots I’d hit when I was up late and still hungry AF. But what you finna do right.
Anyways, like I was saying. Normally I get disappointed by restaurant or food chains. But the pitas I’ve had have been pretty good. I can’t front. The only thing is I was like “I ain’t finna keep paying $10 a meal for these.” Because if you don’t know me, you should know that I like to eat. A lot.
So you know, since black people like to save money (sometimes) I decided I gotta figure out how to make my own pitas at my house. And guess what. Now I can eat as many as I want.
If you never had a falafel before I’ll break it down in like two sentences. It’s when you mash up chickpeas and season them up with other delectable shxt. Then you fry them.
Now I’m not finna say this can replace meat but it definitely gives you that taste and texture you might feel is lacking when you eat a vegan dish. Now all you gotta do is pair that with a few fresh vegetables and any sort of sauce of your choice or making and you have your very own falafel pita.
The version you see is a simple variation but best believe I’d suggest adding some extras like grilled onions, grilled peppers, etc. Make it as filling and fancy as possible. Never be short on flavor.
- 1 cup cooked chickpeas
- 2 shallots or 1 small onion roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp. roughly chopped parsley
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. ground coriander
- 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
- Sea salt
- Black pepper
- Avocado oil
- Sauce (adjust seasonings to taste)
- 1/2 cup Tahini
- Sea salt
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp agave nectar
- Juice from half a lime
- Cherry tomatoes or tomatoes cut into small chunks
- Chopped lettuce or kale
- Sliced cucumbers
- In a food processor combine chickpeas, shallot, parsley, cumin, coriander, flour, salt and pepper. Blend until mixture resembles a thick paste.
- Form mixture into falafel balls.
- In a shallow pot, heat about an inch of oil.
- Fry falafels until golden brown, then transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
- Make sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together tahini, agave nectar, lime juice and warm water. Season with salt and pepper.
- Serve falafels in pita with lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumber and drizzle with sauce.
- Eat that shxt!
This recipe was adapted from here.