This is one of my favorite middle eastern street foods. There is nothing like a warm pita, stuffed with crispy falafel balls, crunchy fresh Israeli salad and tahini. You can, of course, add a myriad other toppings, like spicy sauce (harif), pickled turnips and fried eggplant, but this recipes goes for that bite of simple and delicious authentic falafel. (Adapted from Joan Nathan)

Sabich Sandwiches

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This is a great vegetarian meal that includes fresh summer veggies, protein and is packed with flavor. I set up all of the toppings and let people choose what they want to put in in their pita pocket – just as they do at a falafel stand – but don’t skip the tehina! It brings it all together. Try swapping out the traditional Middle Eastern falafel sandwich with this this Sabich sandwich for a great weeknight dinner.