Falafel Wraps with Tzatziki

I’ll be honest: I had never tried falafel before making this meal one night. Nope, never. I’d definitely had chances to – there were numerous shops that offered it near my college campus in Boston, I’ve seen it repeatedly at food truck festivals, and yet – always passed it up for some reason. I can’t believe I was missing out on something so simple yet so delicious all this time. Definitely feeling the regret.


A friend of mine posted on Instagram a while ago that Trader Joe’s makes incredible falafel mix and I decided to go for it and try it out – as if I needed another excuse to go to Trader Joe’s. I followed the directions on the box, and I truly think it came out great. It’s fresh, super flavorful, authentic, and easy to make. Throw the falafel in a warm pita with fresh veggies then load it up with a quick homemade tzatziki sauce, and you’ve got yourself one insanely filling and tasty meal.



For the wraps:

  • 1 1/4 cups Trader Joe’s falafel mix
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Oil for frying
  • Fresh veggies: diced tomato, sliced red onion, sliced cucumber, and spinach

For the tzatziki:

  • 8 oz. plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup shredded/grated cucumber
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt (more or less to taste)


  1. To make the falafel, follow the directions on the box of mix. All you do is combine the mix with water, then cover loosely and let it sit for 30-60 minutes.
  2. Once the dough is just about set, pour your oil into a deep pan – you want at least an inch deep. Heat over medium heat – you want it to come to about 300 degrees F. While you’re waiting for it to heat up, you prep your veggies.
  3. Use a small scoop to spoon the batter into your hands, and roll it into a ball about 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter, then drop carefully into the oil. Repeat until pan is full or you’ve used all your batter. Let each side fry for a few minutes before carefully flipping. When done, place on a paper towel to drain grease and cool for 1 minute.
  4. While the falafel fries, mix the tzatziki sauce ingredients in a small bowl until well blended, and heat up pita (either in the microwave or oven on low heat).
  5. To assemble, take warm pita and put 3-4 falafel in, line with veggies, and dress with tzatziki sauce. Eat while hot and enjoy!


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