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16 July 2009

Falafel Salad

Falafel Salad

This salad is a twist on the falafel (pronounced falefeel) sandwich that is enjoyed around the Middle East. In Lebanon, a falafel sandwich comes stuffed with tomatoes, shredded lettuce, kabiss (mixed pickle varieties; chillies, beetroot, parsnip among others) lathered with tarator (tahini, garlic then diluted with lemon), maybe some batata (fries), wrapped in arabic bread and “BAM” as Emerill would say! Did I just describe heaven?

I probably have this salad 2-3 times a week for lunch! I’m usually in a rush, but adamant to satiate my hunger with something delicious and equally wholesome! I always make sure to keep batches of home made falafel in my freezer. It takes 20 minutes to grill them; in the mean time I prep the ingredients.

Falafel Salad
 
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Serves: 2

Ingredients
  • 8-10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, quartered and chopped
  • 100g crumbled or cubed Feta
  • A handful of mixed greens- per person (to your taste! I like radicchio, frisee and rocket)
  • 6 pickled chillies, chopped
  • A bunch of coriander, clipped with a scissors
  • 4-5 falafel, per person
For the dressing
  • 1 tablespoon of hummus (or you can make a tarator sauce if you have more time)
  • ½ lemon, juiced

Instructions
  1. Prepare falafel to your liking. Grill in the oven, saute lightly in oil or deep fry. You can also buy them ready made.
  2. Begin with the mixed greens of your choice. My favorite combo is frisee, radicchio and rocket.
  3. Add the coriander or herb of your choice; parsley, mint, dill, chives… and the rest of ingredients mentioned above.
  4. Mix the dressing. Add hummus, lemon juice, mix till desired consistency. By now the falafel should be ready.
  5. Slice them in half. Add to the salad. Drizzle the salad with the dressing.

 

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11 thoughts on “Falafel Salad

  1. I absolutely love felafel and have started having the craving! A salad looks fab! I must check out your recipe for the balls and will definitely make them next week! Yum!

  2. very excited about making the falafel from scratch. never saw a recipe that really caught my eye till now. definitely will make a batch and grill some up for this salad.

  3. Yummy ..that is sooo great i am sure that my husband will love it.
    Thanx Beth for sharing your recipes.
    God Bless You

  4. yummy … wow,wow,your falafel salad is so delicious . i love your recipes beth love you habibte and god bless you. i can’t wait to see a new recipes

  5. just made them, hoping i have the right pickled chillies and they wont blow our heads off but looking delicious babe…..

  6. Oh! I never thought of making a salad out of falafel…that’s really new to me…i made just pita pockets with it. But i just learned something new here..awesome recipe…nice combo of veggies..i like feta cheese with cucumbers…will surely try this! Thanks for sharing.. 🙂

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