Falafel Bowl

This grain free and plant based falafel bowl is such a great lunch or light dinner. Homemade falafel is the heart of this bowl along with a parsley tomato salad, cucumber, olives and drizzled with tahini sauce.

a bowl of homeamde falafel, parsley tomato salad, cucumber, black olives and tahini sauce

 

If you’re like me and you make a batch of falafel and keep them around the fridge for a week looking for ways to eat them up, then this bowl is for you!

I do love a good falafel sandwich, but sometimes you just need something different – and healthier – like a salad, and that’s where this falafel bowl comes in.  Instead of just pulling falafel balls out of the fridge and dunking them in tahini sauce for a snack I throw a bowl like this together.

The parsley tomato salad is kind of like a grain free tabbouleh which I love on a falafel sandwich, and I love the cucumbers in here that keep this falafel bowl light and refreshing.

How to make a falafel bowl

Start with a batch of our homemade falafel.  I make them the authentic way, with soaked chickpeas, so plan ahead for this one – there are 24 hours to soaking the chickpeas before making the falafel.

If you’ve already got falafel on hand, the rest is pretty quick.

Chop up the parsley, red onion and cherry tomatoes for the salad, then mix it all together along with the olive oil and lemon juice.  Don’t forget to season it with salt and pepper.

Divide up the salad and falafel between the 2 bowls, then add the sliced cucumber and black olives before you drizzle everything with the tahini sauce.

This bowl is incredibly versatile – you really could throw in anything that you want, but I would suggest if you want to make any additions keep it with the regional theme. Pickled turnips would be a great addition and any leftover roasted veggies you might have in the fridge sound great too!

a bowl of homeamde falafel, parsley tomato salad, cucumber, black olives and tahini sauce

Dietary Considerations and Accommodations

This falafel bowl is suitable for the following diets:

  • vegan and vegetarian
  • grain free
  • gluten free & dairy free

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Falafel bowl

A grain-free falafel bowl with tomato parsley salad, cucumbers, black olives, and tahini sauce

Course Main Course
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Keyword Falafel bowl
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 bowls
Author Courtney

Ingredients

For the bowls

  • 8-10 falafel
  • 2 cups chopped parlsey about 1 bunch
  • 1/2 cup quartered cherry tomato
  • 1⁄8 cup diced red onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1⁄4 cucumber sliced
  • 8-10 brine-cured black olives

For the tahini sauce

  • 1⁄2 cup tahini
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 1⁄4 cup lemon juice
  • 1⁄4 tsp sea salt

Instructions

Parlsey tomato salad:

  1. Mix together the chopped parsley, diced cherry tomatoes and red onion.  Add the olive oil and lemon juice and toss to mix well.  Season with salt and pepper.

Tahini sauce:

  1. Add the tahini, water, lemon juice and sea salt to a blender and blend until smooth

For the bowls:

  1. Divide the tomato-parsley salad, falafel, sliced cucumber and black olives between 2 bowls.  Drizzle with tahini sauce.



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