Upgrade your typical lunch sandwich routine with this healthy Asparagus Falafel flatbread. With a chickpea and asparagus base, these baked falafel patties are loaded with nutrition and a perfect cure to sad desk lunch syndrome.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a food processor combine the cut up asparagus, chickpeas, flour, parsley, 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Cover and process until finely chopped and mixture holds together (should have some visible pieces of chickpeas and asparagus).

  • Sprinkle half the cornmeal on a small baking sheet. With damp hands, shape asparagus mixture into 12 patties. If desired, press asparagus tips into the tops of the patties. Place patties on prepared baking sheet. Lightly sprinkle patties with remaining cornmeal. In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add half the patties. Cook 2 to 3 minutes per side or until browned and heated through. Repeat with remaining oil and patties.

  • In a small bowl slowly whisk vinegar into half of the semi-soft cheese to make a dressing. Toss dressing with mixed greens. Spread pita bread with remaining cheese. Place greens on each pita; top with three asparagus patties. Fold over to serve.

To Pack

Prepare falafel and dressing as directed. Cover and refrigerate in separate containers overnight. Tote falafel, dressing, greens, extra cheese, and pita in separate containers in a cooler bag. To serve, assemble as directed (if desired, heat falafel before placing on pita)

Nutrition Facts

557 calories; 28 g total fat; 12 g saturated fat; 38 mg cholesterol; 841 mg sodium. 64 g carbohydrates; 10 g fiber; 16 g protein;

Reviews (3)

16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Excellent and it's wonderful how the patties hold together without the addition of egg, but, and it is a big BUT. Unless you work alone, eliminate the garlic. Garlic can take over the office refrigerator and the office, and your afternoon !!!
Rating: 4 stars
These are great for a wrap, thrown into a salad, or eaten on their own
Rating: Unrated
Great editing!!!! It says BAKED chickpea ad asparagus. No where in the recipe is anything baked. Using a baking pan to hold the patties while FRYING does not constitute BAKED.