Meatless Monday: Vegan Falafel Wraps

Falafel WrapWhen I first became a vegetarian many moons ago I came up with these vegan falafel wraps. They are easy, flavorful and satisfying. As I read about veganism I remember saying to Harrison “I could never be vegan, the only vegan thing I make is those falafel wraps!”. Times have obviously changed, but I still love these falafel wraps. These are a fantastic Meatless Monday option if you are cooking for meat eaters wary of having a meal without meat. The falafel and hummus are familiar flavors and make a hearty meal.

Falafel Wrap

For the falafel I used to make my own. I like the falafel recipe from Appetite for Reduction in particular. These days I typically buy pre-made falafels from Whole Foods or the Farmer’s Market. Buying falafels makes this an incredibly quick meal. I tried these frozen falafels available at Whole Foods from Falafelim. They were just ok and I don’t think I would use them again. I much prefer the ones I can buy fresh at the Farmers Market.

The hummus is the same as the falafel. Feel free to make your own. This is my favorite homemade recipe from Dreena Burton. Typically I use Haig’s hummus since I always have it on hand.

Falafel Wrap

For the vegetables, or what we call the medley, I stir the following ingredients together in a large bowl:

  • 3 cups tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 cups cucumbers, peeled, seeded & chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

I put our wraps in Lavash bread. Lavash is available at both Whole Foods and Trader Joes. You can also use pita bread, but I much prefer lavash wraps. I like that the lavash can crisp up and doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the ingredients.

Falafel Wrap

Assemble the wraps:

  • Put 2 Tablespoons hummus on the left hand side of the lavash
  • Add 1/4 cup of the vegetable medley on top of the hummus
  • Add 2-3 falafels – smashed a bit -next to the medley
  • Add a dash of hot sauce (optional)
  • Roll the bottom of the lavash up 1 inch.
  • Roll entire wrap from left to right
  • Place in a hot pan to crisp up each side
  • Serve!

Falafel Wrap

Keep these ingredients on hand and you will always be ready for a last minute dinner or lunch.

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Comments

  1. says

    These sound great; I know I will have some takers! I might add in some chickpeas as well, since I’ve got some to use up. And, of course,plenty of veggies. Thank you for the rolling instructions, that’ll sure help.

    • vegangretchen says

      So glad they sound good to you Vegan Junction! I love the idea of adding chickpeas as well. I’ll definitely give that a try. Also would be a good option when I don’t have falafels on hand.

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