Falafel Spice Lentil Salad Sandwich with lemony tahini dressing. Lentils spiced with falafel spices & pickles, serve in sandwich or pita bread. Vegan Soyfree Recipe. Can be made gluten-free with a gluten-free wrap or bread.
Author: Vegan Richa
For the Lemon Tahini dressing:
1.5tbspor more lemon or lime juice
1 to 2tbspwater
a dash of salt
For the lentil salad
1.5cupscooked lentilsbrown lentils or Indian brown lentils , or use cooked chickpeas or split yellow peas for variation
1tbsplemon tahini dressing from aboveor use 1 tbsp tahini
1/4cupfinely chopped onion
2tbspchopped cucumber or dlll pickle
1cloveof garlic mincedoptional
1 to 2tsplemon juice
1/4cuppacked chopped cilantro
1/2green chili or jalapeno finely choppedor use cayenne to taste
Mix everything under lemon tahini dressing until it is a spreadable thick mixture. Taste and adjust tang and salt.
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the lentil salad. Taste and adjust salt, lemon and spice. Mash some of the lentils. (If using chickpeas or other larger cooked beans/lentils, process half of the larger beans with the spices, tahini and lemon juice in a processor. Mix with the rest in a bowl. Mash more if needed.)
To make the sandwich, lightly toast the bread (optional). Slather one slice generously with the lemon tahini dressing.
On the other slice, layer greens, cucumber/pickle and the lentil salad. Add other layers of choice like roasted veggies or sprouts.