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Falafel and hummus wraps



Falafel and hummus wraps
Whole wheat wraps filled with falafel (Middle Eastern chickpea fritters), creamy hummus, and a selection of diced Mediterranean salad vegetables.

Half quantity Falafel recipe
4 tablespoons hummus (homemade or store-bought)
2 whole wheat flatbreads
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (for cooking falafel)
2 teaspoons chili sauce—optional (we use harissa or sriracha)
4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
2 tomatoes—diced
½ cup peeled, deseeded and diced cucumber
¼ red onion—finely diced
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

HEAT 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. FORM golf ball-size spoonfuls of the falafel mixture (about 1 heaped tablespoon each to make 8-10 patties) and flatten slightly with the palm of your hand (wet your hands first to help prevent sticking). FRY the patties for 5 minutes on each side until crisp and golden. WHILE the falafel cook, mix together the parsley, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a bowl until well combined. PREHEAT the oven broiler and place a baking tray 6-inches underneath to preheat. SPREAD 2 tablespoons of hummus in a horizontal line across the middle of each flatbread. ARRANGE equal amounts of the chopped salad on top. PLACE 4-5 falafel patties on top of each, and drizzle with chili sauce if using. ROLL up the flatbreads tightly and place on the preheated baking tray (seal-side-down) under the oven broiler for around 1½ minutes until crisp. CUT each in half to serve.

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