Falafel bowls for lunch or dinner are easy and delicious. Made with baked falafel, tzatziki sauce, tahini sauce, hummus, veggies, and cut-up pieces of flatbread arranged in a bowl. This is a great way to use your baked falafel and enjoy a vegetarian or vegan meal.
Making Falafel Bowls is very easy, especially if you've already made the baked falafel and the sauces. This makes them perfect for a quick lunch or a weeknight dinner. If you haven't made the Baked Falafel, use this amazing vegan recipe! All the other ingredients are either vegan themselves or have been made using all plant based ingredients.
This falafel bowl recipe can be made entirely from scratch, including the Tahini, Tzatziki, and Hummus sauces. Each sauce is also vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free, so they fit into many different styles of eating. They are easily adjusted to fit any diet or preference.
You'll love this fresh and healthy Middle Eastern salad. It will find a way into your meal plan at least once a month! Who says falafel recipes are boring? This one is packed with flavor, is filling enough for a whole meal, and very healthy.
- Preparation time: 10 minutes
- 6 baked falafel balls
- 1 cup tzatziki sauce
- 3 tbsp tahini sauce
- ½ cup hummus
- 1 beet, boiled
- 2 handfuls of arugula
- ½ cup vegan feta cheese
- ½ cup olives
- 3 tbsp pickled capers
- 1 sheet thin flatbread (lavash)
- 1 tsp vegan butter or oil
How to make a Falafel Bowl
If you want to learn how to make homemade Baked Falafel Balls, then check out my recipe for it. Otherwise, you can use store bought falafel which will make it even easier assembling the bowl together. You’ll want to start by roasting or boiling the beet and then cutting it into bite-sized chunks. Then, cut the flatbread and fry it in a pan with a little butter until they’re crispy. Continue to arrange the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and then drizzle the top with tahini and tzatziki sauces. Save some sauce to dip your crispy pita bread into as well. And voila! A beautiful falafel bowl.
Tips For Success
- This Mediterranean falafel bowl is great just as it is, however, there are some other options and tips for success that can make it just to your liking.
- Some other topping ideas include a drizzle of olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice, finely chopped red onion, sesame seeds, and cooked chickpeas.
- You can boil the beets or you can roast it in the oven. Cut it into quarters and bake it on a lined baking sheet at 425 degrees until a fork or knife can easily pass all the way through. The time will change depending on how many you have, however, you'll always know when they're done with the fork test.
- If you have leftover ingredients from the falafel bowl, it's best to store them all separately in air-tight containers. The tahini dressing, tzatziki sauce, vegetables, feta, falafels, and pita bread would each last longer and do best separately.
- Kitchen knife
- Chopping board
What is falafel?
Falafel is a baked ball of goodness! It’s made by combining chickpeas, onion, garlic, herbs, and spices in a food processor and then baking them until they’re cooked through. They’re a delicious vegan food that really brings a pop to any Mediterranean or Middle Eastern dish.
If you’ve never tried them before, now’s a perfect time! You’ll love the deep flavors they bring to a bowl, wrap, pita, or just to dip in a sauce.
Are falafels vegan?
Falafels can be vegan depending on how they're made. This Baked Falafel recipe is completely plant based and delicious!
Can you microwave falafel?
Yes, if you've saved some falafels and want to heat them up, you can heat them up in the microwave for up to 30 seconds.
What should I serve with falafel bowls?
If you'd like to make these bowls into a whole meal, here are some ideas for sides to go with them. There are so many ingredients that you can top the bowls with as well.
- Saffron rice
- Couscous salad
- Stuffed peppers or grape leaves
- Chickpea or lentil salad
- Sesame seeds
- Pita bread
- Tahini sauce
- Tzatziki sauce
This nutrition card is calculated by a third party app and is only an estimate. The numbers will vary based on the specific ingredient amounts and brands you use in making this recipe.
2 servings per container
Serving Size1 bowls
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 8g 40%
- Cholesterol 35mg 12%
- Sodium 1488mg 62%
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Potassium 242mg 7%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 7g 29%
- Sugars 5g
- Protein 24g 48%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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