Falafel-Stuffed Pitas

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Ingredients:

  • Falafel:
  • 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup sliced cilantro
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 big egg
  • 1 (15- ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained pipes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame-seed paste)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Remaining active ingredients:
  • 4 (6-inch) entire wheat pitas, halved
  • 8 curly leaf lettuce leaves
  • 16(1/4-inch-thick) pieces tomato