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Crunchy falafel and beetroot salad with spiced tahini

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  • High in protein
  • High in dietary fibre
  • Vegetarian
  • No added sugar
  • Seafood free
  • Shellfish free
  • Wheat free
  • Soy free
  • Lactose free
  • Gluten free
  • Egg free
  • Dairy free

Try this falafel and beetroot salad for a tasty, meat-free meal. It’s a fuss-free recipe that’s finished with a spicy homemade dressing.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time10 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Crunchy falafel and beetroot salad with spiced tahini


  • 2 tbs hulled tahini
  • 1 1/2 tbs chilled water
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 medium red onions, cut into wedges
  • 225g pkt classic falafel balls, halved
  • 120g pkt Coles 4 Leaf Salad Mix
  • 250g cooked baby beetroot, cut into wedges
  • 2 tbs mint leaves, torn
  • 1/4 cup dill sprigs
  • 2/3 cup (80g) walnuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup (40g) pomegranate seeds

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  1. Step 1

    Place the tahini, chilled water and dried chilli flakes in a small jug. Season with pepper. Whisk until smooth and well combined.
  2. Step 2

    Heat half the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook the onion, turning halfway, for 5-6 mins, or until charred and just softened. Transfer to a plate. Heat remaining oil in the pan. Add the falafel and cook, turning, for 1-2 mins or until browned and heated through.
  3. Step 3

    Place salad leaves, beetroot, mint, dill and walnuts in a bowl and toss to combine. Divide salad among serving plates. Top with onion and falafel. Drizzle with tahini mixture and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds to serve.

Nutrition Information

Per Serve

Energy: 2045kJ/489 Cals (24%)

Protein: 11g (22%)

Fat: 39g (56%)

Sat fat: 4g (17%)

Carb: 19g (6%)

Sugar: 12g (13%)

Fibre: 15g (50%)

Sodium: 493mg (25%)