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Easy Baked Falafel Buddha Bowls
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Easy Chicken Falafel Bowls {Perfect for Meal Prep!}

These Chicken Falafel Bowls are a healthy version of your favorite street food loaded with veggies, hummus and homemade garlic sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4 bowls
Calories: 636kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 package storebought falafels (I used the fresh ones to save time)
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 large field tomato, diced
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • hummus

Quick pickled red cabbage (you can also buy it pickled at the store but this quick pickle is SO quick & easy!)

  • 1 cup sliced red cabbage
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt

Garlic sauce

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 cup sunflower oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Quick chicken shawarma

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix together vinegar, sugar and salt until completely dissolved. Immerse cabbage in mixture, and let sit at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • Cut chicken breasts in half lengthwise. Marinate all ingredients for chicken shawarma together in a large plastic bag. Let sit at least 10-15 min. Preheat BBQ to med-high heat and grill chicken for 5-6 min per side until chicken is cooked through. Alternatively, cook in a 400 F oven for 12-15 min until cooked through. Let cool then slice up.
  • Meanwhile, blend all ingredients for vegan garlic mayo together in a Magic Bullet, blender or food processor. Sauce should only take 10-15 seconds on high to emulsify and thicken up.
  • Add lettuce to each bowl, along with tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, pickled cabbage, falafels and sliced chicken. Add some hummus and garlic sauce to each bowl. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Make your own falafels or use store-bought versions.
Marinate and grill the chicken beforehand to save on prep time.
Use a blender or food processor to make the vegan garlic mayo.
Store all your ingredients separately in the fridge then assemble your bowls fresh.

Nutrition

Calories: 636kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 1721mg | Potassium: 1640mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 14098IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 8mg