This Middle Eastern Pita Dish is Made Using Quinoa for Added Protein

By: Misel Saban - Nov 28, 2015
References: naturallyella & naturallyella
This vegetarian version of the Middle Eastern pita wrap opts for falafel patties created from quinoa as oppose to purely chickpea for an added dose of protein. The reinvention on the classic street food fare makes the dish much more healthier for families to bring into their homes as a routine meal.

The recipe begins with chickpeas that are added to a half a cup of quinoa along with other spices, fresh herbs, produce and egg. The quinoa adds a unique texture to the batter as well as the added benefit of extra nutrients and protein. This is especially important to consumers in a meal that is vegetarian, but needs to still be equally as hearty. The falafels can then be eaten as is, over a salad or even in a pita.