Healthy Falafel Salad with Almond, Lemon Sauce

There are some days where I just don’t feel like eating meat, so I love whipping up new vegetarian recipes to try which keep me on track to achieving my health and fitness goals. I have always been a fan of Falafel, so having a healthy version is epic when I get cravings for it!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do and as always, let me know what you think!


Falafel Salad


Servings: 4, 2 falafel balls per serving


  • 1 cup cauliflower, rice (just process the cauliflower in a processor until you get 1 cup- usually takes 1 small head)
  • ½ cup ground almonds
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
  • ½ tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 large organic eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sifted coconut flour


  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup rocket
  • 2 lebanese cucumbers, sliced


  • 2 tablespoons Tahini sauce
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Make the falafel; process the cauliflower until you have coarse crumbs. Transfer the cauliflower into a large bowl, and add the ground almonds. Stir to combine.
  2. Fold in the remaining ingredients and stir until well blended.
  3. Heat 1-inch olive oil in a non stick pan. While the oil is heating, shape the prepared mixture into eight patties.
  4. Cook the patties 3-4 minutes per side, without moving.
  5. Remove the patties to a paper lined plate to remove excess oil.
  6. Make the sauce; combine all the sauce ingredients in a bowl.
  7. In a large bowl, toss the spinach, rocket, and cucumbers. Top with warm falafel.
  8. Just before serving drizzle all with prepared sauce.

Enjoy! x