Craving falafel but don’t wanna order out or make them? Well we got the recipe for you. Today we’re making my favorite lazy recipe that’s great for these hot summer days, Faux-lafel Salad. It’s all of the ingredients of a Falafel bowl in a single dish. Let’s make it!

Hot Tip
You can use orzo pasta, bulgur wheat, or even quinoa instead of the couscous!

Episode

Ingredients

How much are we making?
Servings
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For:
Salad
Ingredient
Amount
Drained Chickpeas(15 Oz)
1 Can
Parsley (Fresh)
1 Bunch
Cilantro (Fresh)
1 Bunch
Tomatoes
2
Cucumber
1
Onion
1/2
Dried Couscous
1/2 Cup
Water
3/4 Cup
Salt
A Pinch
Olive Oil(Optional)
1 Teaspoon
Flat Bread(Optional)
Total
11
For:
Dressing
Ingredient
Amount
Tahini
1/3 Cup
Garlic (Minced)
3 Cloves
Ground Cumin
1/2 Teaspoon
Ground Coriander(Optional)
1/2 Teaspoon
Ground Cayenne(Optional)
1/4 Teaspoon
Salt
1/2 Teaspoon
Lemon Juice
1/4 Cup
Water
1/3 Cup
Total
8

Steps

  1. Cook the Couscous
    1. In a small sauce pot add the 3/4 cup of water along with a pinch of salt and olive oil (if using). Bring it to a boil. Adding water to pot Adding salt to pot Adding olive oil to pot
    2. Add the couscous to the pot along and give it a good stir. Cover it with a lid. Allow this to sit for about at least 5 minutes, then remove the lid and give it a good stir. The pot brought to a boil Adding couscous to pot Covering the pot with a lid The finished couscous
  2. Chop the Veggies and Herbs
    1. Chop the cucumber and tomatoes into bite-sized pieces. A cucumber chopped up into bite-sized pieces A tomato chopped up into bite-sized pieces
    2. Cut the onion up into a medium dice. Dicing an onion
    3. Finely chop up the parsley and cilantro. Finely chopping cilantro Finely chopping parsley
  3. Make the Dressing
    1. In a medium sized bowl add tahini, garlic, ground cumin, ground cayenne, ground coriander, salt, water, and lemon juice. Mix this well. Adding tahini to a bowl Adding minced garlic to bowl Adding salt, ground cumin, ground cayenne, and ground coriander to bowl. Adding water to bowl Adding lemon juice Our finished Dressing
  4. Assemble the Salad
    1. In a large mixing bowl add all of the chopped veggies and herbs, the chickpeas, the couscous, and the dressing. Mix very well and serve with flat bread. Enjoy! A big bowl of delicious falafel salad with tahini dressing.