Falafel Kale Salad with Hummus Dressing
Crispy fried falafel makes eating salad fun! Try it in this falafel kale salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, pita chips, and hummus dressing - you won't be disappointed.
Yield: 4-5 servings
For the falafel
  • 1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight in cold water and drained
  • ½ medium red onion, diced
  • 3 large garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • ¼ cup packed fresh flat parsley leaves
  • 5 cups oil for frying
For the dressing
  • 10 oz hummus
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
For the salad
  • 5 oz baby kale
  • 1 cucumber, seeded and cut into ½-inch dice
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 2 cups sliced red cabbage
  • pita chips
  1. To make the falafel, allow the chickpeas to soak in water overnight, at least 8-12 hours.
  2. The next day, drain the chickpeas well. Place in a food processor, along with the red onion, garlic, flour, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, cilantro, and parsley. Pulse until it just begins to come together. Place in the refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for one hour.
  3. Pour the oil into a large, deep pot or skillet. Place over medium-heat. Set a paper towel-lined plate aside. Once the oil is hot, shape the falafel mixture into 1-inch round balls. Carefully place the falafel into the hot oil, making sure not to crowd the pan. Fry for 2-3 minutes, flipping constantly, until browned on all sides. Transfer to the paper towel-lined plate. Repeat until all of the falafel mix is used up.
  4. For the dressing, whisk together the hummus, olive oil, vinegar, and sesame oil.
  5. In a large bowl, toss together the kale, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, onion, and cabbage. Divide among serving bowls. Top with the falafel and a handful of pita chips.
Falafel recipe from Blogging Over Thyme
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bowl
Recipe by Joanne Eats Well With Others at https://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/2015/08/falafel-kale-salad-with-hummus-dressing.html