Falafel bowl with tahini dressing
Just reading the ingredients in this recipe makes you feel healthier. This dish encapsulates everything we love about Middle Eastern food: fresh colorful veggies, crispy falafel and creamy tahini dressing. This superfood bowl is brimming with delicious flavors and textures, and it’s also loaded with protein, good carbs, good fats and antioxidants — nutrition nirvana!
Falafel are made with chickpeas, onion, garlic, herbs and spices, and are a great source of fiber. Traditionally they’re deep-fried, but we prefer to pan-fry ours for a less caloric (yet just as tasty) version. We serve this bowl of goodness with fresh or toasted pita wedges to make it a balanced meal on its own. You can also stuff it all into a pita pocket or wrap if you like.
½ garlic clove — minced
¼ cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
1/3 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 cup baby spinach leaves
10 Kalamata olives
1 carrot — grated
2 tomatoes — cut into wedges
¼ cucumber — thinly sliced into rounds
¼ red onion — thinly sliced into rings
2 radishes — thinly sliced into rounds