Frozen Food Finds: Falafel


When I think of frozen food, I often think of staples like bags of veggies or frozen Mac and cheese. However, I recently stumbled across a hidden gem in the frozen food aisle – falafel! 

Falafel is ball or patty made from chickpeas or other legumes, herbs, and spices. It’s somewhatlike a mini veggie burger but better, in my opinion. It’s a good source of protein and fiber and adds nice texture to dishes.

The beauty of frozen falafel is that it can be easily customized. My family’s favorite way to eat it is as part of a veggie bowl with pita and dips on the side, but it could also be put in a wrap, salad, or rice bowl. Since it’s pre-cooked, it’s also easy to heat – you can take your pick of the oven, microwave, stovetop, or air fryer.

Ready to try it? Here’s a recipe to get you started!

Falafel Bowls with Pita and Dip


    For the bowls:

    • 1 package frozen falafel
    • Pita, cut into triangles
    • Veggies of your choice, including:
      • Chopped romaine or spinach
    • Sliced cherry tomatoes
    • Sliced red onion
    • Sliced cucumber
    • Toppings of your choice, including:
      • Sliced kalamata olives
    • Chopped parsley
    • Crumbled feta cheese
    • Harissa or Sriracha
    • Hummus
    • Tzatziki (for homemade, see below)
    For the Tzatziki:
    • 1 cup Greek yogurt
    • ½ a cucumber, grated
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon dried dill
    • ¼ teaspoon salt


    1. Cook falafel according to package instructions.
    2. Wash and chop produce, set aside.
    3. In a small bowl, combine Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, lemon juice, dried dill, and
    salt. Set aside.
    4. Assemble bowls: add falafel, veggies, and dips to plate. Sprinkle on toppings as desired.
    Serve with pita alongside for dipping. Enjoy!

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