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Ultimate Mediterranean Bowl of vegan falafel, pita, tabbouleh, hummus, olives, and lemon slices
4.65 from 14 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 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 2 (bowls)
Category: Entree
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Mediterranean-Inspired, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 2-3 Days

Ingredients

FALAFEL*

PARSLEY SALAD

  • 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)

FOR SERVING

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

Instructions

  1. First prepare falafel by following this 30-Minute Kale Falafel recipe (or this Classic Vegan Falafel recipe for more traditional falafel, although more time consuming). 

    You will need ~10 falafel total, so adjust amounts accordingly. You can also, prepare your falafel ahead of time and keep it uncooked in the freezer. To cook, thaw and cook per recipe instructions for easy, weeknight meals.

  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 parsley salad between serving bowls and top with hummus, olives, and desired number of falafel (we recommend ~4-5 per bowl). 

  4. Serve with additional sauce of choice (optional) – we prefer our 3-Ingredient Tahini Sauce! We also add some fresh lemon juice, chili garlic sauce, and pita on the side (also optional).

  5. Best when fresh! Store leftovers covered in the fridge up to 2-3 days. Store and reheat falafel separately.

Notes

*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, ~4 falafel per serving, ~1/4 cup hummus per serving, ~6 olives per serving, and without chili garlic sauce or garlic dill sauce.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 2 bowls)