Single-serving Falafel Nachos are the perfect solution if you’re pressed for time, but craving that falafel sandwich.
Look, I love me some falafel, but the process of making it properly is a damn task. Sometimes (like today) a girl just wants a falafel sandwich without all of the work. And what, then, is a girl to do?
Make these single-serving Falafel Nachos, obviously.
Substituting tortilla chips with wedges of pita bread, and foregoing cheese for an easy tzatziki-esque Greek yogurt dill sauce, these are really more of a deconstructed falafel sandwich in nachos form. I threw together a “Greek salsa” comprised of chickpeas, cucumber, tomato and red onion, because you really can’t have nachos without salsa, right?
These took less than 15 minutes to make from start to finish, and on top of being delicious, they’re super fun to eat! Does anyone else here love finger food? I’ve already discussed my obsession with snack food, and nachos in any form are no exception. I swear, I’m a five-year-old trapped in the body of a cynical 20-something.
If you just can’t bear the thought of nachos without cheese, feta would be perfect on these. If we’re being honest, I 100% intended on adding some, but completely spaced it. I didn’t even notice until after I’d devoured the entire plate, though, because the tzatziki totally delivers on the gooey, saucy factor.
Finally, maybe my favorite thing about these single-serving Falafel Nachos is that they’re, well, single-serving! It’s a total mind-trick, but there’s something that’s just SO SATISFYING about getting an entire pan of nachos all to yourself, and totally guilt-free at that. Winner winner, [falafel] dinner!
- 1 whole wheat pita
- ¼ cup hummus
- ⅓ cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- ¼ medium cucumber
- ½ small tomato
- ¼ cup red onion
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- ¼ tsp dried oregano
- ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
- juice of ½ lemon
- salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Cut your pita into wedges and top evenly with the hummus. Toast in oven for 5-8 minutes, or until the pita wedges are crisp to your liking.
- To prepare your "salsa," combine the diced cucumber, tomato, red onion, chickpeas, apple cider vinegar and oregano. Mix well.
- To prepare the tzatziki, combine the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and salt & pepper to taste.
- Top the toasted pita and hummus with the salsa mixture, and then drizzle the tzatziki over the dish. Enjoy!