Falafel Pitas with Tzatziki Salad

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Falafel Pitas with Tzatziki Salad
  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 1 Persian cucumber, diced
  • 1 plum tomato, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 15 ounce cans chickpeas, rinsed
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 cups panko
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 pitas, toasted

Preparation

In bowl, mix first 5 ingredients with half the cilantro; season. In processor, blend next 4 ingredients with yolks and 1/4 cup panko; season. Form mixture into 4 patties. Coat in lightly beaten egg whites, then remaining panko. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Cook patties until browned, 5 minutes per side. Serve on pita, topped with salad and remaining cilantro.