Falafel is a popular Mediterranean dish that is served up in countries such as Egypt, Israel and Lebanon. This is a great recipe and a wonderful option for a Vegan meal.

Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Tahini Sauce


Bill Bradley
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 114 kcal


  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 2 cups chickpeas (canned), rinsed, drained
  • 1 handful parsley, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried coriander
  • 1/4 cup chickpea or white flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Mince garlic and onion in a food processor
  • Add all other ingredients. Pulse only until chickpeas are chopped.
  • Form 2” round patties
  • Refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour (up to 1 hour).
  • Fry on medium heat in olive oil.
  • Top with tahini sauce. Serve with tomatoes, lettuce, and pita bread.


Calories: 114kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 6gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 816mgPotassium: 230mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 128IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 2mg
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About the Author: Bill Bradley, R.D.
Bill’s passion is to live and teach the principles of good food, generosity, and how to open our hearts while we take care of ourselves and others. More →

One Comment

  1. Lovely Lady February 5, 2020 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    Made this recipe and it was delicious! I will be making this often. I added a little fresh lemon juice and red pepper flakes as a substitute for cayenne pepper because I was fresh out of it. Thank you for this flavorful recipe!

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