Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Falafel Served With Couscous Spiced Dip & Shredded Salad

4 Recipes in one blogpost!

This combination is one of my favourites. So healthy, nurturing and very tasty!

Falafel: (serves 3)

- 1 red onion
- Handful of coriander
- 2 tablespoon of sesame seeds
- Zest and juice of 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon grounded cumin
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- Sea salt and black pepper
- 2 packs of 400g each of chickpeas

Chop up the onion and blend in blender or food processor. With the paste form patties and cook them in a frying pan with a bit of olive oil.


Place 1 cup of couscous in a bowl. Add dried herbs (I used dry oregano and basil). Pour 250ml of boiling water and cover with a plate. Once water has evaporated and couscous is nice and soft is done.

For the spiced dip:

I used mayo but you should be using greek yogurt for a healthier option.

250ml greek yogurt
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
sprinkle of turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Simply mix up all the ingredients in a bowl and you have a delicious dip to dip your falafel in.

For the red cabbage salad:

1/2 head of red cabbage shredded
2 carrots thinly sliced
1/2 red onion thinly sliced
3 tablespoons of extra virgen olive oil
juice 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon of honey
Sea salt and pepper


  1. Can't wait to try the dip & red cabbage salad

  2. Can't wait to try the dip & red cabbage salad

  3. do you use cans of chickpeas or dried?