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Easy Falafel Salad Bowl in a white bowl

Easy Falafel Salad Bowl


  • Author: Colleen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

The tastiest Mediterranean inspired meal comes together in no time at all with these healthy baked falafel in an Easy Falafel Salad Bowl.


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Ingredients

For the Falafel:

  • 1 (15 oz) can of chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup red onion, loosely chopped
  • 3 tbsp flour (I used gluten free one-to-one)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the dressing/dip

  • 4 tbsp plain greek yogurt
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • water until desired consistency is reached.

For the salad (all optional/to taste)

  • mixed salad greens
  • cucumber, chopped
  • cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • kalamata olives
  • feta cheese
  • avocado slices
  • pickled red onion

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a food processor combine the chick peas, cilantro, red onion, flour, cumin, paprika, and salt and pepper. Process the mixture until the ingredients are minced but not pureed, scraping down the sides as needed (process just until the mixture holds together when squeezed into a ball, don’t over-process)
  3. Form the mixture into 10-12 equal-sized patties and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake the falafel for 20-25 minutes, turning halfway, until both sides are golden brown.
  4. While the falafel are baking, make the dressing. In a small bowl whisk together the yogurt, lemon juice, honey, tahini, cumin, and salt and pepper. Whisk in water (optional) until desired consistency is reached.
  5. To assemble your salad, pile your falafel and toppings (cucumber, cherry tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, avocado, and pickled red onion) on a bed of mixed greens and top with a drizzle of the tahini dressing.

Notes

  1. The Nutrition Facts are for the falafel + sauce. The rest of the salad is not included 🙂
  2. I listed some of my favorite things to add to a big salad bowl but feel free to add any toppings you want.
  3. If a salad bowl isn’t your thing, these falafel would go great with the dressing in a pita!
  • Category: entree, lunch
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4 falafel patties
  • Calories: 211
  • Sugar: 5.7g
  • Fat: 8.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.1g
  • Protein: 9.1g
  • Cholesterol: 2.3mg

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