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My daughter fell in love with the falafel on this fresh and flavorful salad and has asked me to make it several times since first tasting the chickpea patties.

FALAFEL SALAD

falafel salad

FALAFEL

2 cans (15.5 ounces) chickpeas

1 onion, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons cumin

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/3 cup flour

2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 bunch parsley, chopped

1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped

1 teaspoon coriander

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons water

SALAD

romaine lettuce

1 red pepper, chopped

1 cup cucumbers, diced

1 cup black olives

6 radishes, thinly sliced

6 ounces crumbled feta cheese

Tzatziki dressing

Puree chickpeas, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, cumin, baking powder, flour, salt, black pepper, parsley, cilantro, coriander, cayenne olive oil and water together in a food processor. Portion into balls.

Heat a saute pan, add oil. Sear falafel on both sides until golden brown. Place lettuce, red peppers, cucumber, black olives and radishes in a mixing bowl. Toss gently with dressing and portion onto plates. Top with feta cheese and falafel.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Muscle and Fitness, July/August 2014

www.muscleandfitness.com/

 

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