Traditionally, falafel is shaped into balls and fried in oil, but for this recipe it is pressed into patties and baked. Falafel is a Middle Eastern dish whose signature ingredient is ground garbanzo beans. This recipe makes about 8 patties, but double it for families or if you want to freeze some. Serve with Tzatziki Sauce.
Yogurt is typically used in Tzatziki (pronounced "sotseeky") sauces, but I use cashews instead, or you could use white beans for a lower-calorie sauce (see Note). Serve this sauce with Falafel Patties, as a dip with cut-up vegetables, or as a sour cream substitute on baked potatoes.