Falafel Salad

Yields 4

Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 10 min


60 ml whole-wheat couscous 1/4 cup
125 ml boiling water 1/2 cup
250 ml canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 cup
45 ml all-purpose flour 3 tbsp
175 ml crumbled Feta cheese 3/4 cup
60 ml sliced green onions 1/4 cup
125 ml shredded zucchini 1/2 cup
125 ml shredded carrots 1/2 cup
30 ml fresh parsley 2 tbsp
cloves of garlic
5 ml cumin 1 tsp
1 ml cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp
5 ml vegetable oil 1 tsp
2 l fresh greens 8 cups
250 ml plain Greek yogurt 1 cup
60 ml grated cucumber, seeded and drained 1/4 cup
cloves of garlic, minced
10 ml dried dill 2 tsp
2 ml salt 1/2 tsp
1 ml ground black pepper 1/4 tsp
10 ml lemon zest 2 tsp
60 ml pickled turnips 1/4 cup
60 ml diced cucumbers 1/4 cup
60 ml diced red peppers 1/4 cup
pieces of whole-wheat pita bread, sliced in half


Step 1
In a small bowl, mix together whole wheat couscous and boiling water. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.

Step 2
In a food processor, blend together chickpeas, flour, Feta cheese, green onions, zucchini, carrots, parsley, garlic, cumin, cayenne pepper and whole-wheat couscous until a coarse blend is formed.

Step 3
Take ¼ cup (60 mL) of the chickpea blend in hand and squeeze it together, forming into ½ inch thick patties and setting aside. Form eight patties in total.

Step 4
Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Pan fry the falafels for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Step 5
Tzatziki Sauce: In a medium sized bowl, whisk together yogurt, cucumber, garlic, dill, salt, black pepper and lemon zest.

Step 6
Toss greens in ¼ cup (60 mL) of the tzatziki sauce and divide into 4 separate bowls. Top each salad with 1 tbsp (15 mL) of pickled turnips, diced cucumbers, and diced red peppers. Finish by placing two falafels on top of each salad and serve with half a slice of pita bread.


Use leftover tzatziki sauce as a dip for cut up vegetables for a perfect snack for the workweek.
If you cannot find pickled turnips, use grated carrot instead.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
Per serving
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 323
Fat / Lipides 9 g
Saturated / saturés
+ Trans / trans
Cholesterol / Cholestérol
Sodium / Sodium 614 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 47 g
Fiber / Fibres 7.8 g
Sugars / Sucres
Protein Protéines 14 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
46 %
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer