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RECIPE: Falafel Sliders

This recipe was the grand prize winner in the 2009 Man-O-Manischewitz Cook-Off. The inspired idea of falafel sliders is the creation of Amy Siegel of Clifton, New Jersey. Enjoy the recipe, courtesy of Manischewitz,



  • 1 envelope Manischewitz Falafel Mix from 6.4 oz box
  • 2 pounds ground turkey*
  • 1 cup mint leaves, chopped (plus more for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large Bermuda onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 can tehina (tahini)
  • 12 3-inch soft rolls
  • 1 head Bibb lettuce, washed and patted dry
  • Pepper
  • Water
    *Use regular instead of “light” ground turkey for best results in this recipe.



    The 2009 grand prize winner: Falafel
    Sliders by Amy Siegel. Photo courtesy
    The Manishewitz Company.


    1. In a large mixing bowl, combine falafel mix, turkey, mint leaves, black pepper to taste and 3-4 tablespoons cold water, to moisten. Shape mixture into 12 small patties.

    2. Heat a grill pan or large skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. Grill patties for 3-5 minutes per side, until no longer pink in center.

    3. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add olive oil and Bermuda onion. Sauté for 10-12 minutes, until softened and golden.
    4. In a small bowl, stir together tehina with ¼ cup water. Add more water to make a thinner sauce, if desired, set aside. Heat rolls in a 250°F oven for 5 minutes, or until warm.

    5. To assemble sliders: On a plate, place bottom half of roll, lettuce leaf, cooked patty, onions, 1 tablespoon tehina and top half of roll. Garnish with additional chopped mint leaves. Serve remaining tehina sauce on the side for dipping.

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