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Crispy Sesame Falafel Melts with Garlicky Green Tahini | halfbakedharvest.com
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Crispy Sesame Falafel Melts with Garlicky Green Tahini

full of flavor & layered with texture...a fun, delicious, & different weeknight meal!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 557kcal


Garlicky Green Tahini

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, parsley, dill, or a mix
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Sesame Falafel

Spicy Harissa Oil


  • 1. To make the tahini. Combine all ingredients and 1/4 cup water in a blender and blend until smooth. If needed, add water to thin the sauce as desired. Season to taste with salt.
    2. To make the falafel. Add the veggies to a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add the chickpeas, flour, sesame seeds, garlic, cumin, cilantro, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Pulse until the mixture is combined and mostly smooth. If the mix is dry, add 1 tablespoon water at a time until it holds a ball. Roll the dough into rounded tablespoon size balls, then gently flatten them down into 1/2 inch patties.
    3. Preheat the the broiler. Heat the olive oil in an oven-safe skillet set over medium heat. Add the falafel and cook 3-4 minutes per side, until deeply golden and crispy. Remove from the heat. Add cheese to each, then place the pan in the oven for 1-2 minutes to melt the cheese. Watch closely.
    4. To make the harissa oil. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar. Season to taste with salt.
    5. To assemble, spread the tahini on warmed naan, add lettuce, the falafel, and a spoonful of harissa oil. Top as desired with herbs, onions, and any amounts of additional sauce. Enjoy!


Calories: 557kcal