This falafel bowl is loaded with quinoa, tomatoes, cucumbers, homemade tzatziki, and hummus to be a beautiful and filling vegetarian delight.
A couple of weeks ago my sister-in-law mentioned to me that she made her own pita bread and ever since then I couldn’t get pita out of my head. All I wanted was a fluffy pita with crispy fried falafel. Right. Now.
While making the dough for the pita (recipe is from My Name Is Yeh!), I dreamt up falafel bowls instead of falafel pitas. The pitas would still be in the picture, but more of a side to dip in hummus and tzatziki.
This ended up working out perfectly because while the pita turned out insanely delicious and fluffy, I don’t think I rolled mine out enough and they were mini pitas. There wouldn’t have been much room to stuff even one falafel inside, let alone all of the garnishes!
One of the unusual additions to the falafel bowl is sautéed red cabbage. I loved the idea of having some purple in the bowl, however I’m not a huge fan of raw cabbage. So I decided to cook it! If you like raw cabbage, you can definitely skip the step of cooking it and add it raw.
Along with the cabbage there are diced cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, salty kalamata olives, homemade tzatziki, hummus, quinoa, and homemade falafel in the bowls. Basically my Greek food dream come true.Print
Taylor Kadlec is a lover of all things food including baking, cooking, and of course, eating. She is a self-taught baker and cook, and she shares her kitchen adventures on her blog Greens & Chocolate, where healthy cooking meets sinful indulgence.