While homemade falafel is preferable, we don’t always have the time to devote to making delicious chickpea balls. This recipe features a box mix that we enjoy in my apartment.

  • 1 box Near East Falafel mix
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and diced into quarters
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Pitas or flatbread
  • Homemade hummus
  1. Prepare falafel as directed on the box.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  3. Lightly spread olive oil evenly on a baking sheet.
  4. Falafel should be 2inches long and 1/2 inch thick.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes then flip. Bake for another 15-20 minutes.

While you are baking the falafel, chop the vegetables. Assemble and enjoy!

Hint: Never refrigerate tomatoes. It makes them mealy and fall apart!

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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