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Falafel Kale Winter Salad

Falafel Kale Winter Salad

Falafel Kale Winter Salad
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I must confess, I am starting to feel like a broken record. It seems like every time I sit down to write about some recipe this winter, I have noticed that it doesn’t really feel like winter. It’s true: today’s forecast for Minneapolis? Severe thunder storms. In early March? Severe thunder storms?! I mean, I guess it’s is probably not completely unheard of. But in all of my years of living in the upper mid-west, I have not once experienced it.

Falafel Kale Winter Salad Recipe

Honestly, even though the winters tend to be long in Minnesota, I do like them. The coziness of sitting in front of fires with hot cocoa. The squeaky crunch of snow underfoot in sub-zero weather. Cross country skiing across frozen lakes. All delightful past times of the frigid northern winter.

Falafel Kale Winter Salad Recipe

And, of course, as someone who enjoys cooking and learning about seasonal eating, I love exploring winter cuisine. This falafel kale winter salad recipe is absolutely delicious and can be adapted to any season-just simple roast whatever seasonal veggies you can get your hands on!

Falafel Kale Winter Salad Recipe

For this recipe, I used the lemon garlic tahini dressing recipe I posted a few weeks ago and also the spiced herb falafels recipe I posted last week. Even with the three separate recipes, this salad is not complicated and doesn’t take too much time to throw together if you are on top of my food-prep game! The falafel mix and dressing can be made ahead of time, which will really save on time.

Falafel Kale Winter Salad Recipe

Besides the spicy herby-ness of the falafels, my favorite thing about this salad is using pomegranate seeds. I am always excited to see when pomegranates are in season, and thus, on sale! They are not only beautiful, but so delicious!

If you make this recipe, be sure to share a photo and tag me on social media! 😉

Falafel Kale Winter Salad Recipe

Falafel Kale Winter Salad Recipe

Find the falafel recipe here and the dressing recipe here.

Yields 4-6 servings

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Ingredients

  • Spicy Herb Falafels (see previous recipe-link is in the post)
  • Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing (see previous recipe-link is in the post)
  • One head of Kale, washed, and torn into bite size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 fennel bulb, washed and sliced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into strips
  • 2 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into strips
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • seeds from one pomegranate
  • ¼ cup pepita seeds, toasted

Directions

  1. Prep falafel mix and dressing, chill in refrigerator.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prep veggies. Toss in one tablespoon of olive oil, a few dashes of salt, cumin, and paprika. Spread out over a tray and place in oven. Roast until soft, about 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, prep the kale. Massage remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a few dashes of salt and pepper.
  4. Fry falafels according to recipe.
  5. Place kale in bowls. Top with roasted veggies, falafels, pomegranate seeds, toasted pepita seeds, and dressing.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
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