Mini Post- Falafel Winter Salad

I love making wholesome, nutritious salads during the Summer but I find that during the colder months I want something more warming and filling. However, eating stodgy foods like mac and cheese, and pizza does inevitably take it’s toll on my energy levels due to their starchy nature. I wanted to create a lighter option for my dinner so I created this  filling Winter take on a salad.

I’ve always been a fan of falafels but I’ve found that ever since I’ve stopped eating meat, they’ve literally become a stable of my diet! I love these ones from Couldron as they have such an exotic Moroccan flavour.

I’d say this meal is a great option for all those veggies out there and also to anyone else who wants to have a few meat free days.

I used feta cheese for this but I would say grilled halloumi or goats cheese would go equally as well.

Ingredients:

1 small sweet potato

2 falafels

1/4 Lentil rice pack (I used Merchant Gourmet)

2 mushrooms- sliced

1/4 courgette- sliced

1/2 red onion- sliced

1/4 bag kale

30g feta cheese

1 tsp olive oil spray

1/2 tsp cajun

 pepper,

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1/2 wholemeal pita

1/4 pot of houmous

 

Method

  • Microwave the  sweet potato for 4 minutes on high power so it’s soft enough to cut into cubes (but not too much that it goes mushy).
  • Grill the falafels on medium heat for about 6-8 minutes
  • Meanwhile, spray the pan with a few pumps of olive oil then fry the onion until slightly clear, then add the courgette followed by the mushrooms, kale and sweet potato until slightly browned
  • Microwave the lentil rice for 90 seconds then stir in the Philadelphia (so it melts) before adding it to the pan.
  • Lower the heat and add the balsamic vinegar and stir until it caramelises, then serve it all on a plate.
  • Add the falafels and serve with toasted pita and houmous.

Enjoy!!

 

Let me know if you guys try out this recipe below and mention any changes you’ve made!

Andri xx

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