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Easy 30-Minute Falafel Rice Bowls

  • Author: Jen Elizabeth's Journals
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian


Creamy hummus, crispy falafel, fresh veggies and tasty flavors like honey, lemon, and feta. These easy 30-minute rice bowls are vegetarian and healthy!



For the Falafel Rice Bowls:

  • 6 ounce package rice pilaf mix
  • 7 ounce package falafel patties (6 falafel patties)
  • 2 cups mixed greens
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 small cucumber, diced
  • 6 ounces organic traditional hummus
  • 1/2 cup organic crumbled feta
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped

For the Vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon zest (from 1 large lemon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper


For the Falafel Rice Bowls:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Prepare rice pilaf according to package instructions.
  3. Meanwhile, arrange falafel patties on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until patties are heated through and crispy on the outside, about 6-8 minutes.
  4. Set out four serving bowls. Fill one side of each serving bowl with salad: mixed greens, tomato, and cucumber.
  5. Fill the other side of each serving bowl with rice pilaf. Arrange one and a half falafel patties and a scoop of hummus next to the rice (see photos).
  6. Drizzle Vinaigrette over each salad (see recipe below). Top each bowl with feta crumbles and plenty of fresh chopped dill.
  7. Serve while rice and falafel are still warm.

For the Vinaigrette:

  1. Add the olive oil, vinegar, honey, lemon zest, and garlic powder to a bowl. Season thoroughly with salt and pepper.
  2. Whisk until vinaigrette is thick, smooth, and well combined.

Keywords: Lebanese, Mediterranean, falafel, rice bowl, salad, feta, hummus, healthy