Falafel Lunch Box Recipe

with creamy hummus and Israeli salad

A stainless steel lunch box packed with hummus, falafel, and a tomato-cucumber salad
Goal muscle_building
Total time 45 mins
Difficulty Easy
Nutritional value (per portion)
kcal 914
Protein 38 g
Fat 67 g
CARBOHYDRATES 45 g
Ingredients …

2 Persons

You will need

1.
For the falafels (makes 8):
1 can chickpeas (about 250g)
0.5 bunch parsley
0.5 bunch cilantro (coriander leaves)
1 clove garlic
0.5 red onion
1 tsp baking powder

2.
For the hummus:
2 heaping tablespoons homemade hummus
For the salad (2 servings)
150 g cherry tomatoes
100 g cucumber
10 g olives

Falafel Lunch Box Recipe

with creamy hummus and Israeli salad

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It’s as easy as opening up a box! This delicious, vegan lunch box not only supports your healthy nutrition – it’s also going to keep your bank balance healthier. Let us show you how your lunch can be fuss-free and sustainable both to make and to pack up. Our Coconut Chips also put in an appearance to take your tastebuds on a quick trip to the tropics.

Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 180° C.
  • Put the chickpeas, parsley, cilantro (coriander leaves), garlic, onion, baking powder, Protein Flakes, cumin, salt, and pepper in a food processor and blend, or use a hand blender. Blend until all ingredients have formed a relatively smooth paste. Form into 8 falafels with your hands.
  • Brush a bit of coconut oil onto a piece of parchment paper. Set the paper on a baking tray. Put the falafels on top and brush them with coconut oil as well. Bake for about 35 minutes, until golden-brown.
  • For the salad:
  • Halve the tomatoes. Cube the cucumber. Slice the olives. Dice the parsley and onion.
  • Put it all into a bowl and mix with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Now put 4 of the falafels and a big scoop of hummus into a lunchbox of your choice. Add half of the salad in a separate part of the box. Store the rest in the fridge for your next lunch.
  • Finally, add the walnuts and coconut chips for some snacks.
  • Enjoy!

What are falafels?

If you haven't had them yet, let us explain. You can't not love them. Moist in the middle, crispy on the outside... A falafel is a fried or baked ball made of chickpeas mixed with herbs and spices. The flavor combination gives them an irresistible flavor, and the chickpeas are a great vegan source of protein.

Our Tip

If you've got the time and the motivation to spend a bit more time in the kitchen, how about making these falafels totally from scratch with dried chickpeas? You'll need to soak them overnight - for at least 12 hours - and then simmer them until they're soft. Using freshly cooked chickpeas will help your falafels hold together even better. But it'll work with whatever chickpeas you use. No need for unncessary stress.
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