Falafel Stuffed Eggplant

Happy Friday guys! Today’s recipe is Falafel Stuffed Eggplant – or should I say Eggplant Salad. 🙂 I seriously struggled with the title, but it is basically an eggplant stuffed with falafel, corn & peppers salad. Or is it? I hope you get my point. 🙂

Falafel Stuffed Eggplant

Whatever you decide to call it, this Stuffed Eggplant is super delicious. I used tinned corn, roasted peppers and falafels which were leftovers from the day before. Eggplant and falafels taste really well together. 🙂 The eggplant was hanging alone in the fridge for a few days now so I had to figure out a way/recipe to use it and not waste it (which I hate). That makes it a leftover too, right. It turns out this recipe is made of leftovers. 🙂 So this is what I came up with – Falafel Stuffed Eggplant.

Falafel Stuffed Eggplant

All you have yo do is to bake the eggplant. I cooked it as it is, whole, for about 20 minutes and then simply stuffed it with the rest of the ingredients. To make the falafels, check the recipe here Easy Falafel Pita. They’re pretty simple too. The recipe is with pita bread, but these tasty balls can go on anything – salads, sandwiches, bread, pita, veggies.

Falafel Stuffed Eggplant

Here’s how to make the Falafel Stuffed Eggplant

Falafel Stuffed Eggplant

Ingredients

  • 1 eggplant
  • 3-4 falafels (recipe on the blog)
  • 150g tinned corn
  • 1 roasted red pepper, chopped
  • a bunch of fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • sour cream for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Place the eggplant on a greased baking tray and cook in the oven for about 20 minutes or until ready.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the corn, roasted peppers, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and coriander. Mix well.
  4. Stuff the eggplant with the salad and add the falafels on top.
  5. Serve with some sour cream.
  6. Enjoy!
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Falafel Stuffed Eggplant

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Falafel Stuffed Eggplant

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Falafel Stuffed Eggplant

Easy Falafel Pita

Happy Sunday all! Today’s recipe is Easy Falafel Pita!

It’s super simple recipe, really easy to make and yet is so delicious and healthy.

Just perfect for a lazy Sunday lunch!

Easy Falafel Pita

The main ingredient is chickpeas, of course and then you’re gonna need some pita bread, red onion, avocado. Simple as that. You can always add extra veggies if you prefer or sauces. I had the falafel pitas with sour cream and hot sauce but you can have them with whatever sauces you fancy.

I made the falafels with onion, garlic, olive oil and parsley. They quite remind of hummus. But this is because the ingredients for the hummus are the same, you only need to add tahini paste and your hummus is done.

Easy Falafel Pita

The falafels are so delicious you can easily have them by themselves, probably with a bit of sauce. You can even add them in a salad. They really taste good with some fresh spinach. They’re perfect for appetizers and meze platters. I love ordering meze platters when out because you get all these yummy stuff like falafel, hummus, halloumi, etc. So why not make this at home to entertain your friends? I bet they would be delighted. 🙂

I also baked these in the oven, so again no frying. 🙂 And my kids loved them, which is probably the most important thing. 🙂 Yay! Another recipe they really liked! Well, they didn’t have them with the pita but that doesn’t really matter because they really enjoyed the falafels. 🙂 So now I’ve got about five recipes they really liked, one for each day of the week. 🙂 Just kidding!

Easy Falafel Pita

Here’s how to make these beautiful Falafels.

Easy Falafel Pita
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Ingredients
  • 300g chickpeas, cooked
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 2tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1tbsp flour
  • salt and pepper
  • For serving:
  • pita bread
  • red onion, sliced
  • avocado, sliced
  • coriander leaves
  • sour cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. In a bowl, combine the falafel ingredients and mix well.
  3. Make small balls and arrange them on a greased baking tray.
  4. Cook in the oven for about 20 minutes or until ready.
  5. Serve on a pita bread with the red onion, avocado and fresh coriander leaves.
  6. Add sour cream and hot sauce, if wished.

 

Easy Falafel Pita

Apart from the pita bread, you can use wraps, kebab bread and even buns. Yes, why not make vegetarian burgers. Use the same ingredients but simply arrange them on a bun. Falafel burger sounds nice, doesn’t it! You might add some melted cheese too, otherwise it might be a bit dry.

The bottom line is the options with these tasty falafels are so many – burgers, salads, pita breads, etc. They make a very nutritious and healthy meal so I think I should make them more often. And now that my kids like them, that’s a serious reason to make these, let’s say, weekly. 🙂

Tip: Make sure to soak the chickpeas in water before cooking them. You can use tinned too but I read that it’s much better to use dry chickpeas so I stuck to it. 🙂

Easy Falafel Pita