Drop a few dollops of gyro sauce on falafel. Medha: Mamoun's legendary falafel recipe starts with parsley. The spice comes from the combo cumin and chili powder, and mixing a bit of yellow onion, and sesame oil, gives this spicy falafel texture and a nice nutty flavor, combined with that sweet onion taste. Wow, a Greek symphony of colours and flavours! Have a great week! We were sold at first taste and wasted no time in going and purchasing it from the Italian store. Make falafel part of a healthy meal by pairing it with fresh vegetables like cucumber, tomato, and lettuce. But we are in Edmonton next weekend so I may stop in… This looks sooo fabulous! Top with chopped onion, diced tomato and then add 4 of the falafel balls. The plant flowers in a peppercorn cluster fashion and those are picked and dried, then ground and used for spice. While falafel are baking, place yogurt, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, paprika, 1/2 tsp sumac, salt, pepper, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar, in a small bowl. Let them soak overnight.  This will cool the heat a bit. Give falafel a makeover by using a mix of chickpeas and frozen peas, serve with couscous and a dollop of yogurt for a cheap but tasty meal 35 mins Easy Just make sure you read the instructions because the falafel mixture has to sit for a while. Take three falafel and place down the center of the pita. you say. Add the drained chickpeas to a food processor. We can celebrate with these amazing gyros. They will double in size as they soak you will have between 4 and 5 cups of beans after soaking. And that sauce…if I could get all my vegetarian meals to taste like this, I’d go vegetarian TODAY. Ingredients. Thank you so much for your comments, I lov e reading them and equally responding to them. Heat to medium to high heat and place falafel in the pan. ★☆ Its flavor is citrusy and tart, reminiscent of vinegar or lemon. I loved this recipe and you motivated me to try it, Loreto. Thank you Korena, it was a colorful dish, with some amazing flavors, and I just absolutely love falafel, love that crispy coating, and soft texture inside. Written by GreekBoston.com in Authentic Greek Food Recipes, Greek Style Gyro Recipes Ingredients. Healthy and delicious! Falafel is vegan and high in fiber thanks to the chickpeas. Happy weekend to you both 🙂, Hi Karrie, wouldn’t that be wonderful if we could reach into the computer and try these wonderful foods. The sumac is wonderful for sauces or ethnic stews. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a quick meatless dinner. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The second coming happens as your teeth break open the falafel and that golden crunch awakens our senses as the spice of cumin and chili powder filters through in the soft creamy slightly textured interior. Gyro sauce: Spicy Falafel Gyros, Greek Style, is a palate awakening experince leaving you with delightful tinglings of spice and flavor that will linger with you after the fact and have you craving it time and again. Tag @sugarlovespices on Instagram and hashtag it #sugarlovespices. Have a wonderful week end, and thank you! Hi Dawn so true, so many wonderful cultures and cuisines out there. We are always so excited to find out the next place. Just add the chickpeas, onion, garlic, parsley, cayenne pepper, cumin and salt into the bowl of the food processor and pulse until is it thoroughly combined. We now offer Virtual Cooking Classes on Yaymaker! Bake for 20-25 minutes until the outside is crisp. This would describe the experience of these morsels of Mediterranean goodness. Yay! ; 3 Next, mash the chickpeas/garbanzo beans. ★☆ I used dried garbanzo beans that I soaked, boiled, then baked as per the recipe instructions. I can honestly eat falafel every day. Sprinkle some oregano over all the ingredients. Pulse until mixture begins … I got it, why don’t we make gyros, lol. A lot of people do not know falafel and its time to bring it to the world and so 1 plate closer opening new things to the world. Another use for falafel is a falafel burger. Doesn’t even have to be in a gyro, just love the flavors and the texture. Loreto, Rate this recipe Pour the chickpeas into a large bowl and cover them by about 3 inches of cold water. I love leftover pasta especially and you bake it till it is crisp and golden, yum. Or try making baked falafel. ★☆ After that it’s really really quick to make. Silk road is such a fabulous store and the aromas that emenate from there are so intoxicating, I always want to buy so much but my financial side keeps me in check. Thank you Agness, it is always nice to motivate people especially in the food blog world. of water to blender and blend for 1 minutes. Loreto, I think I could eat falafel every day! In a medium saute pan, pour in oil. It’s one of my favourite things, especially when paired with a creamy sauce. With a spatula place fried falafel on a dish with paper towel. Falafel Gyro Recipe Ingredients: 4 Greek pita bread rounds; 1 recipe Greek tzatziki; 1 large onion, chopped; 2 medium tomatoes, diced; Crumbled feta … For this recipe, we used our authentic falafel recipe for our vegan gyro. Put falafel in a preheated 350° F oven. Bake for 20 minutes. I hope you enjoyed these for lunch yesterday if you tried them. Those lemon, oregano olive oil roasted potatoes. Then out of the corner of my mind, and Nicoletta’s love for falafel, I heard the faint cry “gyro”, and it became louder “GYROS”! Place some salad greens along the sides of the cabbage. I espe, I have such wonderful memories of cooking with my, Fettuccine alla Greca (Greek Style Fettuccine), Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Cream and Hazelnuts, Caramelized Onion Galette with Parmigiano Cream, Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli in Tomato Sauce. Not many people like fava beans, but I think with the spices and getting that crispiness will change many a minds. Serve tzatziki with pita bread, vegetables, or grilled meats. One thing I should mention is: have lots of napkins. Continue this until all your falafel are formed. They are only about products we normally purchase, or places and blogs we like. Serve with pita bread, tahini sauce, lettuce, and other chopped vegetables. This is the best falafel recipe I know of. Add in cultural food and I am in my personal heave. Scoop rounded tablespoons of the falafel mixture into the hot oil and fry in small batches until browned and crisp, about 2 minutes. With a spatula place fried falafel on a dish with paper towel. I love the spice and textures of this gyro, its a messy eating affair, but truly enjoyable one, after all that’s why they made napkins! Hi Milena, Me too I love that distinct flavor and texture of the falafel. Falafel I found this recipe on BigOven, the cooking software/food networking that I prefer. Sprinkle with feta cheese and drop another spoonful of tzatziki over the top, if desired. To bind it a bit more and to ensure that crispy exterior, I used some flour. Disclosure: All links in our post are NOT affiliate links. © 2018 SugarLoveSpices Designs. This would be just what we need to finish this Spicy Falafel Gyro, Greek Style, and we all know how much feta is a part of Greek food culture. Instead I have leftovers 😉 I think I’ll make your falafel over the weekend though because have everything on hand! Bake falafel at 400°F for about 5-10 minutes. Set aside. Loreto. So that being said gives us an organic Greek yogurt as a base, I want some of that familiar nuttiness and bitterness so tahini is in order. Minced garlic which is a no brainer, and for spices cumin, and some paprika, white pepper, white balsamic vinegar, and sumac. Have a great weekend.CXheers! Let’s get some freshness in with those organic greens. Since I eat falafel so often at restaurants, I wanted a recipe … Sweet potato gives the sweetness while all the other spices gives the hint of spiciness… the texture falafel gets is from chickpea and flavor is from sweet potato... You can adjust the spiciness by adding more paprika or cayenne pepper or can add more of red chili powder. If spices are your thing, then this will be a great playground for you. Stay tunned. Make sure you check out the other amazing recipes from fellow bloggers participating in this exciting challenge that is “Around the World in 12 Plates”: https://thefoodgirlintown.com/2017/04/14/around-the-world…12-plates-greece/, https://lifeisaboutallthingsnice.blogspot.ca/2016/12/the-middle-eastern-veg-platter.html. Feel free to also buy these at the store. ★☆. Hope you guys have a wonderful week! Nestled in on the sides of the falafel some beautiful juicy tomatoes. I guess we would have to think that real through as you don’t want someone you don;t know reaching into your kitchen, maybe a screening process, lol. We concocted a nice creamy sauce using ingredients that representss the Greek cultural food experience. I’m sure there are many more but I can’t think of any other ones of the top of my head. Thank you Natalie, it is so much fun to be a part of this around the world in 12 plates. Just melts when you eat it, with all those delicious spices. Sumac? 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