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Falafel Pita Pocket Sandwich Recipe with Couscous

by Tonya Staab
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This delicious and healthy falafel pita pocket sandwich recipe with couscous is perfect for lunches and summer dinner served with salad.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by S&W Beans as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

I’m a little obsessed with pita pockets. I heat them to enjoy with hummus and fill them full of yummy fillings for meals.

For someone who is always busy and on-the-go, especially during the day, I need food that goes with me, that I can walk around with, enjoy at my desk while I’m working, and doesn’t require utensils. Especially on days when I’m moving between my photography space, to my crafting desk, and back to my office desk. I can take a quick bite, and keep moving without having to stop.

These Mediterranean inspired falafel pita pockets are delicious, and I can separate the ingredients to store in the refrigerator, fill a pita pocket or two, and pop them into the oven for 10 minutes to heat.

falafel pita pocket sandwich recipe with couscous
Falafel pita pocket sandwich recipe with couscous.

Falafel pita pocket recipe

Roasting the vegetables to put in your pita pockets will take the longest, so start with those first, then make the couscous, and then the falafel bites.

tomatoes, peppers, and red onions on a tray for roasting.

Now it’s time to make your falafel bites following the Falafel Patties recipe on the S&W Beans website.

You are just going to make one small change to the falafel patties recipe, instead of shaping them into 4 patties, you are going to shape them into 10 smaller falafel bites.

garbanzo beans for making falafel
falafel being made in a glass bowl
falafel balls that will go into pita pockets
falafel pita pockets with couscous and roasted pepper and tomato

Falafel Pita Pocket

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Serves: 5 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • Follow the ingredients list for Falafel Patties from the S&W Beans website, plus the following items
  • Pita pockets
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Yellow pepper
  • Red onion
  • Couscous
  • Lemon zest
  • Parsley (extra)
  • Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Place your cut yellow pepper, red onion, and cherry tomatoes on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, and drizzle a little olive oil over the top. Pop the tray into the oven for about 20-minutes. Tip: if you like your tomato and pepper roasted a little more, place those only in the oven for 15-minutes before adding the onion.
  3. While the vegetables are roasting, make your couscous. I added a teaspoon of lemon zest, and finely chopped parsley into the couscous before adding the hot water.
  4. Now it's time to make your falafel bites following the Falafel Patties recipe on the S&W Beans website.
  5. You are just going to make one small change to the falafel patties recipe, instead of shaping them into 4 patties, you are going to shape them into 10 smaller falafel bites.
  6. Once the falafel bites have been cooked, your couscous is ready, and your vegetables are done roasting, you can start assembling your pita pockets. Turn the oven down to 350F first though.
  7. Cut your pita pockets in half and open up the pocket, fill with couscous, vegetables, two falafel bites, and top with more fresh parsley.
  8. Place your filled pita pockets onto a baking tray and pop them into the oven for 5-10 minutes. I like the pita pockets just warmed and a little crispy, so I tend to leave them for about 6 minutes.

How do you incorporate beans into your cooking? I really love them in burritos, salads, and chili. Did you know that S&W Garbanzo Beans come in different varieties including Less Sodium, and Organic, along with the Original Garbanzo Beans?

S&W Beans has the highest standards in the industry, demonstrating their premium quality for over 120 years and you’ll find lots of delicious recipes to try from classic chili recipes to new, unique alternative protein recipe ideas on the S&W recipe page.

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