Crispy Quinoa Falafel Bowls

These falafel bowls are like a deconstructed falafel pita.  The base of the bowl is mixed greens and crispy quinoa.  I then topped it off with fresh veggies, olives, creamy homemade hummus and incredibly flavorful falafel.  The falafel is made from chickpeas, hemp seeds, pepita seeds, oats, herbs, shallot and spices.   You simply combine everything in a food processor and then form into balls to lightly pan-fry in olive oil.  They are full of amazing flavor and loaded with nutrients.  They have that perfect crispy crunch on the outside with a soft and satisfying inside.  My family absolutely loves when I make them.    

Gluten-Free Vegan Falafel

The warm, savory, crispy falafel combined with the creamy, smooth, cold hummus is beyond delicious.   If you haven’t tried my creamy hummus recipe, it is totally worth the extra effort.  I make it once a week or more.  Ever since I started making homemade I cannot seem to go back to store-bought.  It just doesn’t compare!

Falafel Quinoa Bowl

You could probably stop right there… but let’s keep going! If you have been following along then you know I love crispy quinoa.  It transforms fluffy ho-hum quinoa into something special and spectacular.  I highly recommend it in this recipe.  Adding all the crunchy greens and veggies makes this bowl so satisfying and nutritious.  

Crispy Quinoa Falafel Bowls

These bowls are perfect for a hearty lunch or dinner.  And, you can meal prep the falafel, hummus and crispy quinoa in advance.  If you do, then these bowls are pretty quick to pull together.

Gluten-Free Vegan Falafel Bowls

This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free, egg-free and dairy-free.

I hope you love these falafel bowls as much as I do. If you give this recipe a try, please let me know! Leave a comment below, rate it and tag your photo @eatingbyelaine and #eatingbyelaine on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook so I can see your creations!