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Falafel salad

Falafel salad recipe with Tahini

Tasty falafel salad packed with fresh vegetables, drowned with creamy tahini dressing. These deep-fried non-meaty balls are vegan and perfect for a healthy falafel salad or sandwich recipe. This crunchy falafel salad is popular Mediterranean street food.
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Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: arabic
Keyword: easy falafel salad, falafel salad, falafel salad recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 339kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • ½ cup Parsley chopped
  • 2 Jalapenos chopped
  • ¼ cup Coriander chopped
  • 2 cup Chickpeas
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 2 tablespoon Gram Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Red chili
  • Oil
  • 2 cup Lettuce
  • 1 cup Cucumber
  • 2 medium Tomatoes
  • 6 Olives
  • 3-4 tablespoon Tahini
  • 2-3 teaspoon Parsley
  • 2-3 sprig Mint Leaves
  • 2-3 tablespoon Parmesan
  • 2-3 tablespoon Pine Nuts toasted


  • To make Falafel salad wash and soak chickpeas overnight or for 6-7 hours.
  • Chop ½ cup parsley, ¼ cup coriander, and 2 jalapenos. When you are chopping the jalapenos discard the seeds of jalapenos then chop them to pieces.
  • Keep the chopped vegetables and herbs in three separate bowls.
  • To make falafel, place drained soaked chickpeas with chopped parsley, coriander, and jalapenos in the food processor.
  • Then sprinkle some salt, 1 teaspoon coriander powder, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon cumin powder, 2 tablespoon gram flour, and ½ teaspoon red chili flakes.
  • Cover and process at high speed (in pulse function) to make a coarse mixture.
  • The texture of the mixture should be coarse after grinding.
  • Take a handful of the mixture and shape the mixture into balls or any shape of your choice.
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan. When the oil reaches the smoke point carefully drop falafel balls in the hot oil. Deep fry them for 3-4 minutes and then take them out.
  • You can air fry them if you wish to.
  • In a large bowl place lettuce, sliced cucumber, sliced tomatoes, olives, and falafel balls. Then spread some Tahini on top with parsley, a sprig of mint leaves, parmesan, and toasted pine nuts.



Tips to make falafel salad with Tahini

  • You can make Falafel feta salad by following the same recipe and adding feta cheese cut in cubes.
  • Falafel mixture can be made in advance and kept in the refrigerator.


Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 772mg | Potassium: 1333mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2622IU | Vitamin C: 115mg | Calcium: 309mg | Iron: 11mg