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Easy Turkey Falafel

Easy Turkey Falafel

Time Involved
< 45 min
# of Ingredients
Skill Level
2 cups (500mL) 
Shredded Red cabbage
½ cup (125mL) 
Shredded Carrots
¼ cup (50mL) 
Sliced Green onion
6 tbsp (90mL) 
Olive oil, divided
2 tbsp (30mL) 
Fresh lemon juice (reserve zest)
2 (150g) 
Packages MAPLE LEAF Prime® Fully Cooked Turkey Breast Strips
2 tbsp (30mL) 
Ground cumin
½ tsp (2.5mL) 
1 cup (250mL) 
Sliced onion
DEMPSTER’S®/POM® Pita Pockets
½ cup (125mL) 
1 cup (250mL) 
Diced tomatoes
1 cup (250mL) 
Diced English cucumber
½ cup (125mL) 
*This recipe was originally developed by the Turkey Farmers of Ontario. It has been modified by Maple Leaf Foods’ top chefs for superior taste and convenience.

COMBINE cabbage, carrots, green onion, 4 tbsp (50 mL) olive oil and lemon juice in a large bowl, mix well. Season coleslaw with pepper, set aside.

SEASON turkey with cumin, pepper and lemon zest in a second bowl.

HEAT remaining 2 tbsp (30 mL) of olive oil in a pan. Sauté sliced onions stirring often, add seasoned turkey when onions are translucent to heat through (1-2 minutes).

WARM the pockets in microwave or oven, cut the top inch from each pita and open pockets. Spread the inside of each pita with hummus.

MIX all ingredients except pitas and tahini in a large bowl and divide into four pouches, spoon tahini evenly over the four pitas.

TIP: For a zestier flavour, add 1 tsp (5 mL) of hot sauce.

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