This Falafel Salad with Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing is a straightforward and scrumptious meal, loaded with recent crisp lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, onions and crunchy falafels. Add a dollop of tzatziki for an added creaminess and hit of recent dill, excellent any time you’re craving Mediterranean flavours. 

I like salads, however I’ll admit, typically I’m left wanting extra substance to my meal. Which is why I’m head-over-heals for this hearty Falafel Salad!  This salad combines the most effective of each worlds: heaps of greens, piles of wholesome vibrant flavours, and completely cooked crunchy falafels which can be so satisfying!

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As a busy mother, I don’t all the time have the time to make a sophisticated meal after I get residence. I’ll due to this fact typically use a pre-packaged falafel combine as it’s SO straightforward and takes one much less step out of this recipe. After all, I’ve given you the choice to make your personal! Additionally for the veggies within the salad, be happy so as to add extra do you have to want: candy peppers could be superb, for example! 

hand pouring Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing over a falafal salad

What’s Falafel

Falafel is a Center Japanese dish fabricated from spiced mashed chickpeas fashioned into balls and fried. They’re crispy, excessive in protein, and really scrumptious. They make an ideal meatless meal on a salad like this or wrapped inside a pita with piles of recent veggies.  

Falafel Salad with Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing

Fast Do-it-yourself Falafels

A boxed falafel combine will do the trick for this recipe. Do you have to really feel like going the additional mile, you should use the Fast Falafel recipe beneath (this makes use of canned chickpeas: extra genuine recipes use dried chickpeas which were soaked). I created a model that makes use of a mini meals processor, which makes placing these collectively tremendous fast! Don’t let the size of the recipe intimidate you I promise!

540 mL 19 oz. or about 2 cups can chickpeas, drained and dried with a towel

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour or gluten free 1:1 flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon sea salt

1 ½ teaspoons floor coriander

1 ½ teaspoons cumin

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

½ curly parsley

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 cloves garlic

vegetable oil for frying, canola, sunflower or different impartial oil

 

1.Place the entire substances right into a meals processor and pulse till the combination is uniform and crumbly and begins to stay collectively. You might want so as to add a drizzle of water in case your combination could be very dry.  Cowl and chill for half-hour.

 

2. Kind into about 10 patties utilizing your palms and fry in a medium pan in oil, in batches, till golden brown on either side, about 4 minutes per aspect. Switch to a rack lined with paper towel.

 

homemade falafels in a bowl

Easy methods to Make Tahini Dressing

This Lemon Tahini Dressing is a very nice companion to this salad. It’s a creamy, wealthy sauce fabricated from tahini (which is sesame paste), lemon juice, garlic and maple syrup or honey.  You’ll need water to skinny this dressing to get to your required consistency, relying on the way you wish to use it! It tastes nice on falafels, salads, wraps, or bowls. 

small jar of Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing

Do-it-yourself Tzatziki

Tzatziki is a dip made with plain yogurt, cucumber, olive oil, recent herbs, garlic, lemon juice and salt. It provides refreshing creaminess to this dish, and do-it-yourself actually beats store-bought each time. Full recipe HERE. Just like the falafel although, if you happen to’re pressed for time, I encourage you to only go for the pre-made tzatziki out of the deli. There’s zero disgrace in that! 

small dish of Homemade Tzatziki with dill and lemon

Falafel Salad with Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing

Mediterranean Recipes

If you’re in search of extra recipes with comparable flavours here’s a checklist of some that come to thoughts. I LOVE Mediterranean dishes and it reveals!

Should you make this recipe, be sure you tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #fraicheliving or depart a remark/score beneath. I might like to understand how you preferred it!

xo Tori

Falafel Salad with Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing

Falafel Salad with Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing

This hearty, wholesome salad is loaded with diet and vibrant Mediterranean flavours! For added crunch, high with pita chips (retailer purchased or do-it-yourself)

Elements

  • 1 -284 gram field Falafel combine OR 1 recipe for Fast Falafels beneath
  • vegetable oil for frying the falafels
  • 4 cups loosely packed inexperienced leaf lettuce torn into chunk sized items
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups diced lengthy English cucumber
  • ¾ cup chopped curly parsley
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced pink onion
  • Tzatziki elective for garnish

Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing (Makes 1 cup)

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • ¼  cup  water, or extra to skinny
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing

  1. Place the entire substances in a blender or a small meals processor and mix till clean. Season with further salt if wanted and refrigerate till able to serve.

Falafel Salad

  1. Combine the falafel combine in response to the producers instructions or comply with the instructions beneath for Fast Falafels and put aside (they usually want to take a seat for no less than 10 minutes earlier than cooking for the packaged ones).

  2. In a big bowl or platter, mix the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley and pink onion.

  3. Put together the falafels in 1 tablespoon parts, as per the instructions. Cook dinner over medium warmth in oil (or air fry) in batches and set on a platter lined with paper towel till they’re all cooked.

  4. To assemble the salad, place the cooked falafels on high of the ready salad and drizzle with the Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing and a dollop of Tzatziki (if utilizing) on every serving. You might drizzle a bit of additional olive oil on high of the salad which is a pleasant contact!

Recipe Notes

Pita Chips: Should you want to add pita chips, preheat the oven to 400 F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, brush pitas with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake the pitas for about 4 minutes on either side or till golden brown, take away from the oven and put aside to chill barely earlier than slicing into wedges.