Hello from Montreal!
I’m going to keep this post short and sweet because a. I’m writing this before I go and b. we’ve got a future bride to celebrate (aka my big sister)! If you want to follow along on our trip, head to my Instagram for more details in my story.
Now onto the food— today’s recipe is actually adapted from one of the very first recipes on this blog over 2 1/2 years ago.
2 1/2 years! That is just insane.
But even though it was an early creation, this still continues to be my go-to falafel recipe to this day, so I thought it might be nice to give it a little refresh and share it with y’all today!
Let’s start with the actual falafel. These babies are embarrassingly easy to throw together— you basically just throw a few ingredients into a food processor and press a button. Yep andddd your falafel batter is made.
From there I use a handy dandy cookie scoop to place them on to a baking sheet, flatten them a bit with my fingers, then bake! And there you have it.
But one of my very favorite parts of this recipe is actually the TOPPINGS.
I topped my falafel salad with lots of crunchy veggies, salty black olives, warm whole wheat pita, and the most luscious tangy tzatziki dressing.
What are your feelings on tzatziki??? Love it, hate it, mehhhh?? I am definitely on the “love it” side and I honestly can’t get enough of that zesty, bright flavor. The cucumber, the dill, the lemon, the tangy greek yogurt— it’s seriously the perfect balance of flavors.
The dressing is very similar to a normal tzatziki recipe, just a little bit thinner so that it pours easily on your salad. No one wants a chunky dressing, am I right??
So there you have it! A simple, healthy, and super delicious Baked Falafel Salad with Tzatziki Dressing, easy enough for a weeknight, but tasty enough for a weekend! Ohhh and the entire recipe is gluten free and dairy free, except for the dressing, which you can easily substitute a non-dairy yogurt for.
As always, if you get a chance to try this recipe, I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below or on one of my social media channels. It seriously makes my day when I see your takes on my recipes and hear how they went for you!