Falafel Salad Bowls

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falafel salad

For a while now I’ve been a little obsessed with falafel.

I think it started when I was in my first trimester sick as a dog. Nothing could be stomached. Except maybe a few sips of orange juice and an egg white mcmuffin. And then out of the blue a falafel salad from Euro House.

With pregnancy, I’ve come to not ask questions about my weird cravings.

Anyways, I love a good falafel, especially when wrapped in fresh, warm, homemade pita {specifically from Euro House}.

This is beginning to sound like a sponsored post. I assure you the owners of Euro House have no clue who I am.

The point is, me and falafel, falafel and me, have a short lived history that is proving to be not so good for my ever expanding caboose. Some would blame pregnancy, some would blame the obscene amounts of Greek Food I consume. Either way, the winds are a changing.

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Don’t get me wrong, the falafels are sticking around for the long haul, as you can tell probably tell by this recipe. But I’m incorporating more veggies and leafy greens into my diet because {1} they keep the thunder thigh situation at bay {2} it’s the new year and I feel like I owe it to the month of January to at least TRY to be on a path of health and wellness and {3} they keep me healthy blah blah blah.

Despite my sarcasm, cynicism, whatever you want to call it, I actually adore salads.

Believe it or not, growing up I hated fruit {except for bananas and the occasional grapefruit} but loved my veggies. So when my Mom said “guess what kids! Fruit for dessert!” I’d say “ew” and then “I’d rather eat vegetables”. A few times my Mom actually fed me vegetables for dessert and I ate them willingly.

I was a weird kid, ya’ll.

The moral of the story is: contrary to popular belief {read: my instagram account} I do quite enjoy eating healthily even though I don’t have the ‘hot bod’ to prove it.

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Also: this salad is the bombdotcom.

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That is all.

{PS- this was a strange post. I’m sorry for my overall weirdness.}

Enjoy!! xoxo

Falafel Salad Bowls

Delicious falafel salad bowls are full of veggies and are really fast to make.

servings 4 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 5 oz container baby kale/spinach mix
  • 1/2 lb baby tomatoes
  • 1 english cucumber
  • 1/4 red onion sliced thinly
  • small handful parsley
  • premade falafel heated thoroughly

dressing:

  • 1/2 cup real mayonnaise
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 large garlic clove finely minced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • splash water

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients for salad into a large bowl.
  • For dressing: whisk all ingredients together until smooth.
  • Drizzle and toss dressing with salad and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 418mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3914IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Falafel Salad Bowls
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7 Responses
  1. Nicole

    Thanks a lot, Lauren! Now this pregnant momma is wondering why she isn’t eating Greek food everyday! I have to find some falafel ASAP!

  2. Alex T.

    @Ruth:
    You can find an awesome falafel recipe (I’ve made it a few times already and everyone loved it) here: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2013/04/king-of-falafel-shawarmas-falafel-from-new-yo.html
    (don’t know if it’s just me, but the “reply’ function undermeath comments doesn’t work for me; I get an “can’t find the ‘commentformid’ div.” error)