Falafel Pizza

by Erin

If you love a good falafel pita sandwich, this falafel pizza is for you! It’s basically a large open-faced sandwich on top of a pizza crust.

Falafel Pita Sandwich Pizza

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Ever had a falafel pizza before? I am willing to bet you haven’t! Even though this pizza isn’t much different than wrapping some falafels up in a pita and topping it with the usual suspects, I thought it was still worth sharing.

Originally I was going to attempt making a giant homemade pita for the crust, but decided to go with a thinner sourdough crust by dividing my sourdough pizza crust recipe in half. Mixes things up a little! And you have to admit, an entrée option turned into pizza is always a winner.

Pizza topped with falafel

The crust is actually baked by itself, so in that way it is still kind of pita-like.  Then the “sauce” is a creamy tahini mixture seasoned with lemon, parsley, and garlic. Top it off with thinly sliced red onion, diced tomato, crumbled feta, chopped lettuce, homemade baked falafel, and a drizzle of creamy Greek dressing.

I cheated a little and actually used a locally made version from one of my favorite Greek restaurants in town, King Gyros. It’s not the usual tzatziki sauce (although you’re welcome to use that) but instead it’s creamy garlicky goodness.

Falafel Pizza

What’s the most unique pizza you’ve ever tried?

You might think this is the wildest one I’ve ever had, but there have been quite a few creative pizza toppings popping up around town, including one with pickles and most recently one with pasta and spicy Cheetos dust on top. I haven’t yet tried the latter but if someone around me orders it I may have to try a bit.

Homemade Baked Falafel Pizza

Falafel Pita Sandwich Pizza


Yield: 2-3 servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 1/2 recipe sourdough pizza crust
  • 1/3 cup tahini paste
  • Juice and zest from half a lemon
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, sliced
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped lettuce
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Siz baked falafel


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees, with pizza stone on middle rack.
  2. Shape the dough into a flattened disk. On a well floured surface, roll out until it reaches the size of your pizza stone (or pan). Place it on a cornmeal-dusted pizza peel*, cover it, and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the tahini paste, lemon juice and zest, water, parsley, and garlic until well combined. Season to taste with salt. Set aside.
  4. After dough has risen slightly, poke the dough with a fork several times, then shimmy onto the preheated pizza stone and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  5. Allow crust to cool for 5 minutes before spreading the tahini sauce over it, followed by the red onion, tomato, lettuce, feta, falafel, and a drizzle of Greek dressing. Slice and enjoy!



*If you do not have a pizza peel and/or stone, do these steps on the pizza pan or baking sheet you on which will be cooking the pizza.

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Erica September 29, 2011 - 7:26 am

OMG! I absolutely LOVE falafel! This is genious! I’m so excited to give it a whirl–thanks so much for sharing, Erin :)

Lauren September 20, 2011 - 11:57 pm

Way to use up those leftover falafels! I tell ya, pizza is good no matter what the toppings are!

Jess @ littlegirlbigappetite September 20, 2011 - 8:31 pm

Haven’t had falafels in awhile… Now I want some!!!

Emily September 20, 2011 - 5:24 pm

I love falafel! This looks great!

Miriam @ Overtime Cook September 20, 2011 - 4:29 pm

Between this post and the last one, you’re giving me the biggest falafel craving ever!

spiffycookie September 20, 2011 - 8:03 pm

hehe O:-)

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts September 20, 2011 - 2:15 pm

Never had Falafel before, but put it on a pizza and who wouldn’t eat it! Looks great!

Steph@stephsbitebybite September 20, 2011 - 1:10 pm

This is such a great idea!

natalie (the sweets life) September 20, 2011 - 12:40 pm

definitely worth sharing–I’m going to have to remember this!!

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather September 20, 2011 - 10:45 am

What a great idea!!! I love this open face falafel pizza. I bet it was soooo tasty.

Hannah September 20, 2011 - 9:34 am

Totally brilliant, I love this! Falafel is one of my favorites, and putting it on a pizza makes it a much more communal meal, great for sharing. I definitely have to try this.


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