Falafel with tahini-dressed salad & pickled cabbage

Falafel with tahini-dressed salad & pickled cabbage

It’s not cheating to pick up a pack of ready-made falafel (or anything from the Levantine range) – it’s smart cooking for busy days. A fresh, herby salad and some toasted pitta make it a midweek meal you’ll be proud to share.

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Vegetarian3 of your 5 a day
  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook15 mins
  • Total time30 mins

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  • 2 x 192g packs The Levantine Table Sweet Potato Falafels
  • 1 pack Essential White Pitta, toasted, to serve
  • 1 tub Essential Greek Style Yogurt, to serve
  • 1 jar Fragata Hot Peppers Guindillas, to serve (optional)

For the pickled cabbage

  • ½ small red cabbage, cored then shredded finely
  • 1 Essential Lemon, juice
  • ½ tsp salt

For the salad

  • 1 Essential Cucumber, quartered and cut into bitesized pieces
  • 200g Essential Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Essential Little Gem Lettuce, or similar crunchy lettuce, shredded
  • 25g pack coriander, leaves roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp Cooks’ Ingredients Tahini
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove/s garlic, crushed
  • ½ tbsp Cooks’ Ingredients Pomegranate Molasses


  1. Preheat the oven and cook the falafels according to pack instructions. Meanwhile, put the red cabbage in a bowl with the lemon juice and salt. Scrunch the juice and salt into the cabbage using your hands, then leave to stand while the falafels cook – scrunch twice more during the resting process.

  2. To make the salad, toss the cucumber, tomatoes, lettuce and coriander in a large bowl. Whisk the tahini, oil and garlic together and season well. Tumble into the salad.

  3. Once the falafels are ready, drizzle the salad with the pomegranate molasses. Serve with the cabbage, pitta, yogurt and hot peppers, if using.

Cook’s tip

The cabbage can be pickled up to 24 hours ahead. Keep any leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days – it’s great with grilled meats too.


Typical values per (excluding hot peppers) when made using specific products in recipe


3,255kJ/ 779kcals



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