Although the Baked Falafel is the star of this dish, you won’t want to serve it without a fresh and crispy Cucumber-Zucchini Noodle Salad. The flavors combine beautifully for a healthy vegetarian dish that’s out of this world.
Baked Falafel and Cucumber-Zucchini Noodle Salad
Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both. Falafel is a Middle Eastern food often served in a pita or wrapped in a flatbread. The falafel balls are topped with salads, pickled vegetables, hot sauce, and drizzled with tahini-based sauces. Falafel balls may also be eaten alone as a snack or served as part of a meze tray. Falafel is a great replacement for meat and is often found on food trucks across the United States.
For this recipe, we ditched the traditional breads for cucumber and zucchini noodles made with our favorite new kitchen gadget, the Spiralizer. The Spiralizer is your new best friend if you’re looking to ditch heavy carbs like traditional pasta.
To make this recipe super simple for busy weeknights, we made these Falafel balls with a packaged mix from Knorr.
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