Top Mediterranean Recipes to Try: Mediterranean Falafel Bowls
The list of Best Mediterranean Recipes of the year has plenty of delicious ideas for you, but here is one recipe to start with, if you're not sure: falafel bowls! Healthy dinner bowls are loaded with delicious falafel and other Mediterranean favorites like hummus, tabouli salad, feta, and fresh vegetables. With a little bit of prep ahead of time, this falafel bowl dinner is to assemble any night of the week.
Using shallow dinner bowls, start by spreading about 3 to 4 tablespoons of hummus on one side. Next, add the salad, then add 3 to 4 falafel patties.
Fill the empty spots in your bowls with the fresh vegetables, olive and pickles, and sliced feta cheese.
Finish each bowl with a generous drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a dash of sumac to season (optional).
Prepare ahead tips: You can make the falafel mixture and form into patties according to this recipe ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze until you are ready to cook them. You can cook falafel from frozen. You can also prepare the salad of your choice and hummus and keep them refrigerated in separate containers for 2 to 3 days.
Variations: Omit the feta cheese to keep these dinner bowls vegan. You can use other fresh vegetables in your fridge such as carrots, celery, bell peppers, or cauliflower. Swap the hummus for another Mediterranean dip. Add rice or grain of your choice, or substitute the salad for some leftover cooked vegetables like sautéed zucchini or roasted cauliflower. Review the full post for more ideas!