Falafel Bowl with Tumeric Rice & Dairy Free Tzatziki Sauce

Diving right into Meatless Monday this week with FALAFELS!

I’ve never made a falafel in my life, but was inspired by an insta-friend and couldn’t wait to learn 🙂 Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food made from ground chickpeas. They’re typically served in a pita, but since I didn’t have any GF pitas, I served them in a bowl with homemade yellow rice, chopped veggies and a dairy-free tzatziki sauce.

Falafel Bowl with Tumeric Rice & Dairy-Free Tzatziki Sauce



  • 2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro,chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp GF All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, optional
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil


  1. Combine chickpeas, parsley, cilantro, garlic, cumin, and lemon into a food processor. Process on high until everything is blended and smooth.
  2. Stir in the flour and baking soda. Mix well.
  3. Roll your falafel into small balls.
  4. Add oil to a large skillet and heat to med-high.
  5. Cook the falafel on all sides until golden brown and crispy,


Yellow Rice

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1/2 tsp tumeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • half of a red pepper, diced
  • half onion diced
  • 1 tbsp oil


    1. Heat oil in a skillet and saute onion and red pepper for 1-2 mins.
    2. Pour in broth, rice, salt and tumeric. Mix well and bring to a boil.
    3. Cover and lower heat to a simmer. Cook according to package directions for rice.


Dairy Free Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 container Kite Hill Foods Dairy Free Plain Greek Syle Yogurt(5oz)
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill
  • 1/2 cucumber, chopped and seeds removed
  • 2 small cloves garlic
  • squeeze of lemon juice(about 1-2 tbsp)
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Only takes a few secs!
  2. Season with salt and pepper and store in the fridge to thicken.

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