Falafel Nachos

As my husband said during dinner, “these are so good I feel like I’m cheating on ‘real’ nachos.”

I could barely contain my excitement to make these once the idea popped into my head.

I followed the falafel recipe that I typically make. But, instead of forming them into patties I cooked it up like ground beef.

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Here it is heading into the refrigerator to sit for an hour. So good, I can even eat it like this.

While it was resting and allowing all the flavors to meld, I chopped the vegetables.

After the hour in the fridge, I pan fried the falafel mixture in olive oil. I started by forming it into a giant patty, then just tried to break it up, while allowing it to brown.

When I was happy with the consistency I placed it on pita chips. Then I topped it with the following ingredients

  • Taziki sauce
  • Cucumbers
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Feta cheese
  • Black olives (it’s what we had and my daughter’s favorite food), but kalamata olives would be more authentic
  • Lemon wedges

They turned out terrific and easier than making traditional falafels since I didn’t have to roll them all out. Fun, Friday Falafels!

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