Sweet Potato Falafel Sandwiches

This recipe uses the reserved sweet potato mixture from Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad.


  • 2 cups reserved sweet potato mixture
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 4 pitas
  • 2 cups baby salad greens
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 12 cherry tomatoes


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  2. Purée the sweet potato mixture in a food processor or blender. Form into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) patties.
  3. Mix the sesame seeds and breadcrumbs in a plate. Coat each patty with the crumb mixture and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Bake until heated through, 25 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, to make the sauce, mix the yogurt and chili powder in a small bowl.
  5. Fill each of the pitas with 1 falafel, 1/2 cup of greens, and 3 of the halved cherry tomatoes. Serve with the sauce.
  6. Fill each of the pitas with