Falafel wraps

By Hope Malau
27 April 2015

Looking for a great falafel recipe? This is the one to make if you want your guests to beg for more.

Serves: 6 Preparation: 15 min Cooking: 3 min

  • 60 ml (¼ c) tahini
  • 10 ml (2 t) ground cumin
  • 20 ml (4 t) lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • handful parsley, roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 400 g chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 slice of bread, soaked in milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • handful of coriander, roughly chopped
  • 10 ml (2 t) ground cumin
  • oil for frying
  • wraps and microgreens, to serve

1. Combine tahini, cumin, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper in a food blender and blend until smooth, adding enough water to get a creamy consistency. Set aside.

2. Falafel: Place all the falafel ingredients in a food blender and pulse until just mixed. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.

3. With wet hands, form balls from the chickpea mixture. Heat the oil in a saucepan, fry the falafels in batches for 3 minutes and drain on paper towel.

4. Fill the wraps with the greens and falafels, drizzle with tahini sauce and serve warm.

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