Recipes | July 6, 2017  | by  Shari Broder | 3 COMMENT
Falafel Salad--a delicious summer salad | Weight Loss for Foodies

I was inspired to create this salad because I had leftover falafel I had made using Ottolenghi's recipe, which you can find here. It can be super quick if you have leftover or frozen falafel and some tzatziki on hand. I haven't found a frozen falafel yet that I like, so I have no recommendations, but feel free to comment below if you have one to recommend. If you have time to make your own tzatziki, Ina Garten has a good recipe you can access here. It made a great Mediterranean-style summer dinner. 

Don't hesitate to be creative and add whatever vegetables you love.

Falafel Salad

A great way to use leftover falafel in a delicious dinner salad.


  • Leftover falafel balls or patties, 2-3 per person
  • Feta cheese (Pastures of Eden is my favorite, available at Trader Joe's)
  • Pitted kalamata olives
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Lettuces of choice. I like including some young Romaine for texture.
  • Cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • Sliced person cucumbers
  • Tzatziki, homemade or purchased. Again, Trader Joe's comes in handy if you don't want to make your own!


  • Use one pasta bowl for each person served, or a large plate.
  • Arrange 1 1/2 cups or more of torn lettuce in each bowl.
  • Add a few halved cherry tomatoes & slices of cucumber to each serving. Top with 4-5 kalamata olives per person, a few artichoke hearts, and crumble about 2-3 tablespoons of feta on each salad.
  • Add 2-3 pieces of falafel on top, and dress with a few tablespoons of tzatziki.


You can experiment here, adding whatever toppings you like. Be creative!

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Shari Broder

My mission is to help foodies ditch dieting and lose the weight for good. Discover what is really causing your weight issues (it isn't that you love food!), and learn how to stop obsessing about food and make peace with food and eating. Get off the diet hamster wheel once and for all and learn to eat consciously, stop emotional eating and enjoy the foods you love while permanently losing your desire to overeat.

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