Thursday, March 19, 2015

Super Easy Vegan Falafel Pie



Geez Louise has it been an insanely long time since we posted a recipe! Yikes! We've been cooking and eating yummy, healthy, meals all winter. But with the shorter days and lack of sunshine by the time the dinner hours rolled around, it prevented us from taking photos in the natural lighting that we prefer. So now that the days are longer we hope to share lots more recipes here. In Jersey the month of March is never predictable. We'll get a day that feels like Spring, and then wake up to super freezing temps. Which reminds me…tomorrow we are expecting 3-6 inches of snow!! ughhhh. 

Ok, back to the food…we just had to share this super tasty, super easy, recipe with you guys. Even though we really enjoy meals with lots of totally homemade sauces, batters, and dressings…this one just seemed so simple, quick, and perfect that we had to give it a try on one of our busier days. This Vegan Falafel Pie  comes from an adorable food blog called The Vegan Stoner. 
And the other day was suuuuper busy. We were working on so many projects at once...cutting out our diecuts, sanding, painting, walking to the post office, cleaning, yep...one of those days. The perfect day to make a dinner that takes barely any time and almost zero effort. 
This recipe starts with a package of falafel mix, which you can find in the International aisle of your grocery store. Sure, it's super easy to make your own...and we have…but again, we loved this recipe for it's shortcuts. 


This recipe couldn't be easier…

You'll need:

Falafel Mix
Your favorite hummus (we went with Sabra roasted red pepper)
plain soy yogurt 
tomatoes
1 cucumber
And any other topping you would like! We added diced red onion. 



Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a pie dish (we misted ours with olive oil).

Mix a cup of falafel mix with a half cup of water. You can add a bit more water if necessary. Spoon the mixture into your prepared baking dish, and bake for 15 mins. 

While your falafel bakes, slice your tomatoes and cucumber, and dice your onions and any other toppings you will be adding. 

In a blender, or cusinart, combine 1 cup of yogurt, a tablespoon of lemon juice, and half of a cucumber.  We also added some fresh minced garlic. Blend until you have a smooth dressing.

Once your falafel is baked, top with a layer of hummus (as much as you'd like), followed by a layer of sliced cucumbers, and tomatoes, and diced onions. 


It was ready in under 20 mins! And it was SO SO tasty!  We actually killed the entire pie in a sitting. Don't judge us! wink. 

And even though we cheated a bit with the store-bought falafel mix...we still made a bright fresh super tasty dressing from scratch. It was a great meal! We will be making it again soon! It's so simple that the recipe is already committed to memory. You really just have to grab very few things at the grocery store, and then throw it together in a pinch. 

Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or a meat eater…this is a super tasty dish! 

Hope you'll give it a shot! And if easy meals like this are up your alley… Definitely check out The Vegan Stoner.  You'll love their hand painted illustrations!

Thanks so much again for reading! Happy cooking and eating!
xo, Jenny & Aaron

7 comments:

  1. That is one I am going to have to try. I love falafel and I've been trying to sneak in as many veggie dishes in as possible!

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    1. It's really sooo good. Falafel is that perfect hybrid of comfort food and salad. Aaron thinks it would be great topped with some olives…but I'm not an olive lover at all! You're gonna be surprised by how tasty the dressing is despite being made from a scant handful of ingredients. Thanks for reading Sir Tiny!!!

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  2. I have never tried falafel this looks like a great way to give it a go. Thanks for sharing, I hope y'all have a great day!

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  3. Oh wow looks so yummy! Going to try and make this today =^.^=

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  4. Oh, this worth a try. Looks divine. Love falafel! Pinned!
    Carpet cleaning Kensington

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  5. That looks great I'm marking it!
    The boy is working in location and eating so much meat (we usually have it once a month or so), tonight he comes back and is SO ready for a detox!

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  6. THANKS for the link! I adore the style and recipes, and the books look so delightful I wish I had a birthday coming up!

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xo Jenny & Aaron