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“A Middle Eastern delight. I don't know how authentic this recipe is but it is my favorite.”

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  1. To make Herbed Cucumber Yogurt: Add all yogurt ingredients to a mixing bowl; whisk to combine; cover and chill until ready to serve.
  2. To make Falafel: Add the scallions, garlic, cilantro, and mint to the container of a food processor; pulse until mixture is finely chopped.
  3. Add the chickpeas, breadcrumbs, cumin, baking powder, salt, and Tabasco; continue to pulse until the batter has the consistency of cooked oatmeal.
  4. Lightly oil hands and form mixture into 4 burger shaped patties.
  5. Spray each patty lightly with cooking spray.
  6. Let the olive oil get hot (but not smoking) in a large skillet over medium heat.
  7. Fry patties for about 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crisp.
  8. Transfer cooked patties to a paper-towel lined plate.
  9. Put cooked patty into warmed pita pocket with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, and sliced onions.
  10. Serve with Herbed Cucumber Yogurt.

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