SW recipe: Falafel pitta pockets with crunchy salad

Ready in about 1 hour


700g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2cm cubes

400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

15g fresh coriander, roughly chopped

1 tbsp dried ras el hanout spice mix

Low-calorie cooking spray

4 x 60g wholemeal pitta breads, to serve

For the salad:

400g red cabbage, shredded

3 carrots, peeled and sliced into ribbons

2 Granny Smith apples, cored and thinly sliced

15g fresh coriander, roughly chopped, reserving some to serve

Juice of 1 lemon

For the yogurt dressing:

200g plain unsweetened dairy-free soya yogurt with added calcium

1 garlic clove, crushed

Juice of 1 lemon


1 Preheat your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. Boil the potatoes for 15 minutes, or until really tender. Drain, then transfer to a food processor with the chickpeas. coriander and ras el hanout (if you don’t have a food processor, put everything into a large bowl and mash together). Whizz in short bursts to keep some texture, then scoop out and shape into 12 balls.

2 Place the falafel on a large, non-stick baking tray. Spray with low-calorie cooking spray and bake for 25 minutes.

3 Meanwhile, mix together the cabbage, carrot, apple, coriander and lemon juice, and set aside. Combine all the dressing ingredients. transfer to a serving bowl and top with a twist of black pepper.

4 Lightly toast and split the pitta breads. Fill each with 3 falafel, salad and yogurt dressing and serve 1 per person.


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