Falafels are one of the most popular dishes the Middle East has to offer. These pocket-sized falafels are a traditional Middle Eastern dish, often eaten with hummus. However, falafels aren’t the only thing that could benefit from a little extra pizazz. Falafels are a great source of protein, as well as healthy fats that come from good fats like avocados. There’s also the added bonus of making your cava taste as good as it looks. It only takes a few minutes to make these great-tasting falafels.
Cava falafel is the ultimate dinner party food for those who love getting together with friends and family. The secret to making this popular dish is to choose the very best fresh ingredients. And in this beginner’s guide, we’ll tell you how to make falafel.
This Cava Falafel Recipe is a mouthful of deliciousness. A crisp, flavorful falafel can be eaten in a sandwich, as an appetizer on a plate, or even as an appetizer in a bowl. The Falafel itself is made by soaking dried chickpeas overnight in a mixture of olive oil and garlic, with salt and pepper.
How to make Cava Falafel
There are lots of steps that you need to take to make your falafel taste the way it should. It’s easy enough to make a great falafel, but to do it well you have to do the work ahead of time. Check out this cava falafel recipe for a quick, delicious appetizer recipe.
- Trader Joe’s frozen falafels, 2
- Sweet potato, 1/4
- Arugula or greens choice, 1 cup
- Cucumber, 1/4
- Tomatoes, 5 cherry
- Your choice grains; ex: brown rice, bonanza rice, quinoa white rice, 1/4 cup
- Hummus, 2 tbsp
- Tzatziki, 2 tbsp
- Dressing choice; I really like Trader Joe’s green goddess dressing, 1 tbsp
- Salt for seasoning
- Pepper for seasoning
- Paprika, 1/2 tsp (not necessary but can be used to season potatoes)
- olive oil for sweet potatoes, 1/2 tbsp
- Pita crisps (Optional)
Set the oven to 425°F.
Cut the sweet potatoes into small cubes and toss them with 1/2 tbsp of olive oil, salt, pepper, and paprika. When the oven is preheated, spread them on a baking sheet and bake them. Let them bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until they are crispy.
Cook your grains according to the package instructions.
Put your falafels on a plate and microwave them for one minute.
Slice your tomatoes and cucumbers. If you like, you can add other vegetables as well. It really just depends on your preferences whether you add corn or bell pepper.
Build your bowl! Add your greens, grains, sweet potatoes, falafel, diced vegetables, tzatziki, hummus, and dressing.
Cava Falafel Recipe
Recipe Yield: 1 serving
Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes
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