Sunrise Blend Falafel Salad

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  • Sunrise blend falafel salad ingredients

    Traditional falafel ingredients get the better-for-you treatment with the addition of Sunrise Blend.

  • Sunrise falafel salad on plate

    Here goes Sunrise Blend again making something great even better!


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/3 qts. tahini
  • 1 1/3 qts. water
  • 1 1/3 c. plain yogurt
  • 1 1/3 c. olive oil
  • 1 1/3 c. lemon juice
  • 5 t. garlic
  • 8 t. kosher salt
  • 32 oz. boiling water
  • 5 1/4 qts. garbanzo beans, canned, drained
  • 3 1/2 T. cumin
  • 2 2/3 c. cilantro, chopped
  • 4 c. plain yogurt (to finish dressing)
  • 1 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 24 qts. lettuce greens
  • 6 qts. tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 6 qts. cucumbers, thinly sliced

Directions

For the dressing:

  1. In a blender, puree the first 6 ingredients.
  2. Divide the mixture in ½ and set aside.

For the falafel:

  1. Place the InHarvest Sunrise Blend with Quinoa Flakes® into a bowl with the boiling water. Cover and steep for 20 minutes. Cool slightly.
  2. Place cooled Sunrise Blend in a food processor with garbanzo beans, cumin, cilantro and half the reserved dressing mixture. Process until the mixture is blended and holds together.

To finish the dressing:

  1. Combine remaining ½ reserved dressing with yogurt and mix well.
  2. Form the falafel into 2 oz. patties.
  3. Heat the remaining oil on a griddle.
  4. Fry the falafel until browned, flip and brown the other side.
  5. Place 2 c. salad greens in a bowl.
  6. Top with 2 falafels, ½ c. tomato, ½ c. cucumber and 2 T. dressing.

Recipe Yield: 48 servings

Nutrition Facts

Per serving: 354 cal., 15 g pro., 38 g carb., 8 g fiber, 18 g fat (3 g sat. fat), 4 mg chol., 349 mg sod., 6 g sugar

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Serving Suggestion

Serve with warm pita and extra tahini yogurt sauce to pass.