Falafel Pita Sandwich with Tahini Sauce


Falafel has such a prominent taste, but the tahini and freshness of the vegetables really complement it nicely.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 sandwiches


  • 12 frozen falafel

  • ¼ cup tahini

  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon ground paprika

  • 6 whole wheat pitas

  • 1 head lettuce, shredded

  • 1 tomato, cut into thin wedges

  • ½ cucumber, peeled and sliced

  • 1 low-sodium dill pickle, sliced

  • ¼ small red onion, thinly sliced

  • 3 teaspoons harissa, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Place falafel on a baking sheet.

  2. Bake in the preheated oven until heated through, 8 to 10 minutes.

  3. While falafel bake, whisk tahini, water, lemon juice, garlic, and paprika together in a bowl.

  4. Cut about 1 inch from the top of each pita to form a pocket. Add 2 falafel to each pita with equal amounts lettuce, tomato, cucumber, pickle, and red onion. Drizzle each with about 1 tablespoon tahini sauce and some harissa.

Cook's Note:

You can use any hot sauce you like in place of harissa.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

361 Calories
13g Fat
53g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 361
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 576mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 365mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.