Falafel bowl – recipe for oriental bowl with falafels, salad & hummus

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Crispy, juicy chickpea balls, fluffy couscous, fresh cucumber-tomato salad, crunchy red cabbage, creamy hummus and aromatic roasted cashews – this oriental falafel bowl contains everything a heart could desire. It combines so many different flavors that you just can’t get enough of it. It’s also healthy, vegan and quick to make. Plus, you can customize it to your taste. A detailed falafel bowl recipe with exact quantities and step-by-step instructions can be found below.

Falafel Bowl – recipe for oriental bowl with falafels, salad and hummus

With homemade falafel and hummus

There’s nothing like homemade falafel and hummus – especially for this bowl. Be sure to make both of these ingredients at home to make your falafel bowl irresistibly delicious. After all, the chickpea balls are the main ingredient in this dish. If you make falafel and hummus at home, you can refine them with any herbs and spices you like. In addition, you avoid the additives that are often found in supermarket products. And ultimately, both falafel and hummus taste much better homemade than store-bought.

Bowl with falafels

What can I prepare in advance for the oriental falafel bowl?

Be sure to make falafels ahead of time for the dish. You can also make hummus the day before or a few days earlier and store it in the fridge just like the chickpea balls. If you have both of these ingredients on hand, you can quickly dress your oriental falafel bowl anytime. Because the salads are quick to make, and the couscous is quick to cook. The vegetables for the two salads are best cut fresh, directly before serving. So you can conjure up this vegan falafel bowl for lunch or dinner on the dining table, even if you have very little time for cooking and still want to serve something delicious and healthy.

Healthy, delicious, colorful and ready quickly

The main ingredient of this oriental bowl, namely falafels, provide the body with nutrients and make you full. Thanks to a lot of fresh vegetables, the dish also contains a lot of vitamins. Couscous is considered a good source of protein and energy for the body. It contains important trace elements and is filling. But the falafel bowl is not only healthy, but also delicious. The many different components provide an unforgettable taste explosion. With its bright colors, it is an eye-catcher on the dining table and is guaranteed to convince not only vegans. Moreover, you can make the dish at home in a flash, especially if you have already prepared falafel and hummus beforehand.

Oriental bowl

Modify the vegan falafel bowl

With this bowl with falafel you can experiment with the ingredients as you like and create your personal favorite bowl. For example, how about using a yogurt sauce instead of hummus to top the bowl? Sprinkle the dish with toasted almonds, pine nuts or nuts of your choice instead of cashews. Don’t like pomegranate? Then omit it from the red cabbage salad. Enhance both salads and the couscous additionally with any herbs and spices you like.

Serve the oriental falafel bowl

You can serve the falafel bowl as a full meal for lunch or dinner. As versatile as it is, you don’t really need anything else to go with it. Alternatively, you can serve it with pita bread. For example, Indian naan bread or Turkish flatbread goes perfectly with the dish. Bake the bread at home beforehand – it makes the bowl taste best.

Oriental falafel bowl

This oriental falafel bowl

  • is vegan,
  • is healthy,
  • is filling,
  • is colorful,
  • is delicious,
  • is eye-catcher on the dining table,
  • is with homemade falafels,
  • is with homemade hummus,
  • is with lots of crunchy vegetables,
  • can be modified according to taste,
  • is easy and quick to prepare,
  • is ideal for lunch or dinner.

How to make oriental falafel bowl at home: the recipe

The exact quantities and step-by-step instructions for making the vegan falafel bowl at home can be found here below in the box recipe.

This oriental falafel bowl consists of the chickpea balls, cooked couscous, cucumber tomato salad, red cabbage salad, hummus and roasted cashews. You need to prepare all the components first and then arrange them on a plate or in a bowl. So for this recipe, you’ll need falafels first and foremost. For one salad, you will need cucumbers, tomatoes, vegetable oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. For the second salad you will need red cabbage, pomegranate seeds, vinegar, vegetable oil and salt. You’ll also need couscous, which you’ll need to cook according to package directions. And to serve, add hummus and roasted cashews.

How to prepare the falafel bowl

  1. Cut and mix the vegetables for each salad. Knead the red cabbage with the remaining ingredients with your hands.
  2. Arrange all ingredients on a plate. Your oriental falafel bowl is ready!

Vegan arabic dish

How to make falafel bowl at home: tips and tricks

  • Be sure to use homemade falafel and hummus for the dish.
  • Instead of hummus, you can top it with another sauce, such as yogurt sauce.
  • Use herbs and spices for both salads according to your taste.
  • You can omit pomegranate seeds from the red cabbage salad, depending on your preference.
  • You can cook couscous in vegetable broth instead of water. It is best to use homemade vegetable broth.
  • Instead of parsley, you can refine couscous with other herbs or spices.
  • Instead of cashews, you can also use other seeds or nuts of your taste for sprinkling.
  • You should roast the cashews or other nuts beforehand so that they develop their aroma.

Have you made oriental falafel bowl with this recipe? I’m looking forward to your result, your star rating and your comment on the recipe below, how you succeeded and tasted the dish.

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Falafel Bowl oriental

Falafel bowl oriental

Crispy, juicy chickpea balls, fluffy couscous, fresh cucumber-tomato salad, crunchy red cabbage, creamy hummus and aromatic roasted cashews – this oriental falafel bowl contains everything a heart could desire. It combines so many different flavors that you just can't get enough of it. It's also healthy, vegan and quick to make. Plus, you can customize it to your taste.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Arabic
Servings 2


for the couscous

  • 80 g couscous
  • water for cooking
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • some fresh parsley
  • salt

for the cucumber-tomato salad

  • 130 g cucumbers
  • 170 g tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • salt
  • pepper

for the red cabbage salad

  • 200 g red cabbage
  • 1/4 pomegranate
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt

to serve

  • 200 g hummus
  • 30 g cashew nuts (roasted)


Preparation of couscous

  • Cook couscous according to package instructions in salted water, then add vegetable oil, stir it and let it cool down a bit.
  • Chop the parsley and mix it with the cooked couscous.

Preparation of red cabbage salad

  • Cut red cabbage into thin strips and put it in a mixing bowl. Add vinegar, vegetable oil and salt and knead the red cabbage vigorously with your hands.
  • Remove the seeds from the pomegranate and add them to the red cabbage.

Preparation of cucumber-tomato salad

  • Cut cucumbers and tomatoes into small cubes and mix them together. Add lemon juice and vegetable oil and season the salad with salt and pepper.

Arrangement of the Falafel Bowl

  • Arrange falafels, the couscous, the cucumber-tomato salad and the red cabbage salad on two plates or in two large bowls.
  • Top the falafel bowls with hummus in the center and sprinkle with toasted cashews.


  • Instead of hummus, another sauce goes to taste.
  • Use any herbs and spices for the salads.
  • Instead of cashews, any nuts go to taste.
  • Note the detailed tips and tricks for making the oriental falafel bowl at the top of the post.
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