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MoFo'd Again: Yam Falafel Gyros with Pumpkin Hummus and Tzatziki

Every week I participate in a food co-op called Bountiful Baskets. Its a vegan's dream: low cost and lots of fruits and veggies. Every Saturday when I pick up my basket it's like Christmas. The contents of the baskets are always a surprise and it's fun to cook around whatever I get.

Recently there have been a lot of yams in the baskets and my counter top has started begging me to use them up to make room for other things like my cutting board.

What does this have to do with anything? Well I am trying to explain that there will probably be far too many posts involving yams for a little bit.

With that being said, please do try these baked little falafel angels. My taste buds were truly blown away by the flavor of these gyros. Any old hummus will do with building your sammich, but I do recommend giving this pumpkin hummus a shot. She will not disappoint. Plus, the fall flavors of the yams and the pumpkin match perfectly together.
Yam Falafel, Tzatziki, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Sprouts in a  Pita

 1 pound yams, cooked and peeled
2 c chickpeas
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp coriander
2 tsp parsley
1 tbsp vegan butter
2 tbsp ground flax seed

  1. Preheat your oven to 400.
  2. Marry those yams and chickpeas by mashing them up; 2become1
  3. Mix in all the rest of the ingredients with the yam/chickpea conglomerate. 
  4. Form this mixture into balls (he he) and line 'em up on a foil lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes or so. Make sure you give those little gals a flip so they don't get burnt on one side.
  6. Pile on some of that pumpkin hummus on top of a warm flat of pita bread. Mound on some falafel and drizzle with a bit of tzatziki. Add some veggies, or eat plain, whatever's your pleasure. 

A little extra pumpkin hummus for dipping is a must!

Tzatziki is easy:
Blend together some vegan mayo, lemon juice, parsley, dill, and minced garlic. Fold in some finely chopped cucumber and you're ready to go.

VegKid wasn't bashful with her affection.


  1. Yam falafel! Pumpkin hummus! The flavors combo is so weird/exciting and I am so making this.

    Also: cute VegKid.

    1. Thanks, Emily! VegKid is a little cutie for sure. Make this, chow down, and then give me shout and let me know what you think!

  2. hippiemom19:30

    making this for Racey tonight! let the vegan conversion begin!!!


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