Baked Falafel Hoagies with Harissa Tomato Sauce and Tzatziki
Hoagies get to know their vegetarian side in these baked falafel sandwiches with harissa-tomato sauce and tzatziki.
Yield: 4 servings
For the falafel
  • 1 cup packed kale
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1½ cups cooked chickpeas, rinsed
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large shallots, chopped
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • pinch of black pepper
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
For the harissa tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 28 oz canned diced tomato
  • 2 tbsp harissa
  • 1 tsp sugar
For the tzatziki
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups diced cucumber
  • ½ cup fresh dill, diced
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 4 hoagie rolls
  1. For the falafel, heat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together the kale, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt until smooth. Add the chickpeas, garlic, shallots, cumin, coriander, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Pulse until mixture is combined but not pureed.
  3. Scoop the mixture into 2-3 tbsp sized balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until starting to brown. Let cool while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  4. For the tomato sauce, in a large pot over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Stir in the garlic and let simmer for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Stir in the diced tomato, harissa, and sugar. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Set aside.
  5. For the tzatziki, in a large bowl, stir together the Greek yogurt, cucumber, dill, lemon juice, garlic cloves, salt and black pepper. Season to taste.
  6. To make the sandwiches, halve 4 hoagie or sub rolls. Fill with the falafel and then top with the tomato sauce and tzatziki.
Falafel adapted from My Name is Yeh, tomato sauce adapted from BBC, tzatziki adapted from The Lemon Bowl
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 sandwich
Recipe by Joanne Eats Well With Others at