Last trip to Trader Joe’s I picked up a box of Falafel Mix – I mean let’s be honest isn’t part of the reason you go to Trader Joe’s to find the next cauliflower gnocchi? All kidding aside I made this “Greek-ish” salad for dinner Monday night and loved it so much, I had it again for lunch the next day.
OK, so it’s not exactly a traditional Greek salad, but it’s the bomb.com and my new go-to salad. Plus it’s super quick/easy to make and you can make swaps to keep it fresh. i.e. lose the lettuce and throw over quinoa for a higher carb option.
FOR THE SALAD
cherry tomatoes, cut in half
kalamata olives, pitted and drained
small green bell pepper, sliced thinly
red onion, sliced thinly
feta cheese *omit for dairy free
FOR THE GREEK DRESSING
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
salt + black pepper
TOP W TRADER JOES FALAFEL
* p r o t i p – I used my Nuwave Air Fryer for the Falafel [ as opposed to frying in oil or baking in the oven ] | 360 degrees for 10-12 minutes *
WHIP IT UP . . .
COMBINE salad dressing ingredients in a bowl, WHISK, DRIZZLE over kale and TOSS. ADD tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, green bell pepper and red onion. ADD 2-3 falafel. TOP with feta and drizzle extra dressing over the salad.
easy right? enjoy xx