Falafel Cobb Salad

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This is my take on an American-Mediterranean fusion. Well, we were also low in the protein area that night, so this was created. Considering the dish is a salad, it is still plenty filling and full of fresh flavors. The time spent making it is all in the prep work, then just simply assemble.

1
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

Falafel:

  • 1 ¼ cups water

  • 1 (6 ounce) package dry falafel mix

  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying

  • salt to taste

Cucumber Dressing:

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • ¼ cup milk

  • ¼ cup diced cucumber

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley

  • teaspoon salt

Salad:

  • 1 (10 ounce) bag mixed salad greens

  • 2 tomatoes, diced

  • 1 avocado, diced

  • 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, diced

  • ¾ cup feta cheese

Directions

  1. Mix water and falafel mix together in a bowl; let stand for 10 minutes. Form mixture into 12 patties, about 1/2-inch thick.

  2. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  3. Fry falafel patties, working in batches, in the hot oil until golden brown and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer cooked falafel to a paper towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon; season with salt. Cool falafel to room temperature; break into pieces.

  4. Whisk sour cream, milk, cucumber, parsley, and 1/8 teaspoon salt together in a bowl until dressing is smooth and creamy; refrigerate.

  5. Spread greens onto serving plates. Arrange tomatoes, avocado, bacon, eggs, feta cheese, and falafel in rows over the greens. Drizzle dressing over each salad.

Cook's Note:

Spinach or iceberg lettuce can also be used in place of mixed greens if desired.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

352 Calories
24g Fat
23g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 352
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 132mg 44%
Sodium 788mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 9%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 17mg 84%
Calcium 209mg 16%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 505mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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