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Recipe: Falafel Kalamata Flatbread

Falafel Kalamata FlatbreadPoet and cook Darius Lantz prepares creative hors d’oeuvres for our monthly Poetry Coffeehouses. Here he offers a recipe for flatbread that can be served as an hors d’oeuvres with or without a topping, as a soup accompaniment, or as a healthy snack.


  • 2 cups chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white onion chopped
  • 1 cup of cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup of tahini
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • cilantro and kalamata olives chopped, reserved for garnish


Combine all ingredients in food processor until smooth.
Spread mixture in small shallow pan and bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes until golden.
Garnish with kalamata olives and cilantro.