Crispy Falafel Salad!!

A delicious dish perfect for these hot summer days…It transports you to the Mediterranean!

Falafel box

Ingredients:

  • 1 box organic chick peas
  • 2 T Hummus
  • 2T  Flour
  • 1 T Ras el Hanout (combo of spices such as ginger, cardamom, cinnamon,hot paprika).
  • 1/2 oz Parsley
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 c Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 c Panko
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1/2 c Feta
  • 2-3 T Olive Oil

Prep the ingredients and set aside in the order you will need them.

Wash and dry all produce, Peel and halve the cucumber lengthwise, scrape seeds out with t spoon, then slice into half moons (1/2-3/4″).

Falafel cucumbers

Falafel half moons

thinly slice half of the onion and then dice the other.

Zest the lemon then cut in half. Pick 1/2 of the parsley leaves off stems and set aside. Chop the remaining parsley sans stems. Mince the garlic and drain and rinse the chick peas in a strainer.

Falafel zest

Falafel parsley leaves

Falafel parsley

Pickle the red onion: in a small bowl,combine the sliced onion with the juice of half the lemon.

Greek yogurt dressing: combine 1/2 c Greek yogurt, a drizzle of olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice, add 1/2 the chopped parsley and up to half the minced garlic to taste. Season with S&P,

Falafel diced onons

Make the falafel mixture: in a medium bowl combine the chick peas and hummus, mashing together until smooth. Mix in the flour, ras el hanout, diced red onion, lemon zest, parsley and garlic. S&P to taste.

falafel chick and hummus

Cook the falafel fritters: add the panko to a bowl, form the falafel patties and roll into the panko (about 1 2/2 ” balls> Flatten each ball into a patty. heat 1/4 “olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the fritters to the oil mixture and cook on each side (3-4 minutes). Set aside on paper towels to drain, S&P to taste.

Dress the salad: toss the remaining parsley, cucumber ans pickled red onion, S&P.

falafel salad

Finish! Top the salad with the fritters, drizzle with Greek dressing and sprinkle Feta on top.

 

 

Falafel finalEnjoy,,,Finch!

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