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Falafel sandwich

Ultimate Falafel Sandwich

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 50 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 sandwiches 1x


Here’s how to make the very best falafel sandwich! The ultimate vegetarian sandwich, this recipe tastes just like restaurant style.




  1. Make the falafel. (Note: The dried chickpeas must be soaked overnight.) Use the refrigeration time for the falafel dough to do the steps below.
  2. If using homemade bread, make the flatbread (or make it in advance: it stores well!). If using store bought bread, warm the bread before serving in a 300 degree oven for a few minutes until pliable.
  3. Make the sauce: either Quick Cucumber SauceCilantro Sauce, or Tahini Sauce.
  4. Chop the tomatoes, lettuce, and red onion.
  5. Slather the bottom of the pita with hummus or some of the sauce, then add the falafel, chopped vegetables, and chopped herbs. Liberally spoon over the sauce.


*While you can use pita pockets and stuff them, we prefer a pocketless pita bread or even naan bread to use as a wrap. Feel free to wrap in foil, as it can get messy!

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Fried
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Falafel Sandwich