If you are shaking your head and saying there is no way your kids will eat falafel, stop! The Kid Kritics verified it, "Kids won't know the difference!" They not only loved it but did not believe it was void of meat. They ran around later and told everyone they had had tacos for lunch! All begged for more. So give this a try. This recipe is SO easy to make, introduces kids to the taste of spices and herbs, and is SO inexpensive to make - pleasing to both your kids and your pocket book!
1 burner, medium heat (if using mixture)
1 large skillet (if using mixture), mixing bowl
20 minutes (if using mixture)
6 or more, depending on ages
2 cups prepared falafel mixture (according to package directions) or precooked patties broken into little pieces **
1 cup mild salsa (reduced sodium)
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
4 tsp. cilantro flakes (or 8 fresh leaves, finely chopped)Combine in mixing bowl, cover and let sit for 12 hours in refrigerator overnight.
Romaine lettuce leaves
Falafel Chips, by Flamous BrandsArrange romaine leaves in individual serving bowls then place chips inside lettuce. Scoop falafel mix on top.
1 dollop salsa per serving
1 Tbs. mozzarella cheese per serving, shreddedDrop dollop of salsa on top of each salad and cover with shredded cheese. Serve.
Use Falafel Chips, by Flamous Brands instead of regular tortilla chips. They are much more nutritious and they taste great.
** Falafel is a patty made mostly of hearty chick peas and contains lots of nutrient-filled spices as well. It is a popular food in the Middle East. If you are not comfortable with making homemade falafel, you can buy a mix at most grocery stores or look for prepared falafel at your local deli.