Easy and Fresh Falafel Salad: All the ingredients of a traditional falafel tossed in a quick and fresh salad! Chickpeas, bulgar, loads of herbs, and fresh, crunchy veggies plus a simple Tahini dressing. Great side dish or light lunch! | macheesmo.com

Easy and Fresh Falafel Salad

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Serves 4-6.
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This is one of the easiest and freshest salads I’ve made. It keeps great for days and makes great lunches or side dishes.


1/2 cup uncooked bulgar
1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup cilantro, minced
1/2 cup parsley, minced
1 cup diced tomatoes
1 small cucumber, seeded and chopped
1/2 red onion, diced

Tahini Dressing:

1/3 cup tahini
1/3 cup water
1 small lemon, juice only
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper
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1) Cook bulgar by toasting it in a dry pot over low heat for 1 minute. Then add 1 cup of water to the bulgar, cover and cook for about 20 minutes until bulgar has absorbed all the water (if the pot looks very dry, add more water). Once bulgar is cooked, remove it from heat and fluff with a fork.

2) While bulgar cooks, chop the veggies. Take your time to chop the onion and cucumber so there aren’t any huge chunks.

3) In a large bowl, toss together chopped herbs, veggies, and chickpeas. Stir to combine and then stir in the cooked bulgar.

4) For the dressing, whisk together ingredients until the tahini is smoothed.

You can either serve the dressing on the side and let people drizzle it over the salad or toss the salad with the dressing. Personally, I like to let people dress it to their liking.

Adapted from a Budget Bytes recipe.