Ultimate Mediterranean Bowl of vegan falafel, pita, tabbouleh, hummus, olives, and lemon slices
4.5 from 10 votes

The Ultimate Mediterranean Bowl

The ultimate Mediterranean Bowl with greens, hummus, olives, parsley-tomato salad, classic vegan falafel, and a variety of sauces! My go-to easy recipe when we're craving Mediterranean cuisine!
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 2 (bowls)
Category: Entree
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Mediterranean-Inspired, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? Best when fresh.




  • 2 cups fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin (or regular) olive oil (optional)


  • Hummus (or store-bought)
  • optional: Mixed greens
  • Kalamata or green olives, pitted
  • Pita / Pita chips / Flatbread


  1. First prepare falafel by following this recipe. You will only need 12 falafel, which is about half of the recipe (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size). I like to make a batch ahead of time and keep them uncooked in my freezer so I just have to slightly thaw and pan-fry them when I want a Mediterranean Bowl! This keeps prep/cook time under 30 minutes.
  2. Prepare the parsley salad by adding parsley, tomato, onion, lemon juice, salt and olive oil (optional) to a medium mixing bowl and tossing to combine. Set aside.
  3. To serve, divide salad greens and parsley salad between two (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) serving bowls and top with hummus, olives, 6 falafel each and tahini sauce. I also prefer some fresh lemon juice and chili garlic sauce.

  4. Best when fresh!


*If you don’t have time to make falafel, sub raw chickpeas or my Shawarma Chickpeas.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with tahini sauce, 6 falafel per serving, and without chili garlic sauce or garlic dill sauce.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 2 bowls)