Falafel veggie bowl


Another quick and easy healthy lunch idea for you! This recipe was actually inspired from a meal kit card that I had some time ago - but I modified it to make it my own. This version packs even more veggies and flavours and has been a staple go-to-lunch for me, especially in the warmer months.

Falafel is a popular Middle Eastern dish made of spiced mashed chickpeas or other pulses that are formed into balls or fritters and usually deep fried - although I personally prefer to bake or airfry my falafel which is not only healthier but still achieves that same delicious crispiness. Falafel is high in dietary fibre and plant-based protein and contains other beneficial minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and iron - making it a fast-food that packs a punch above the rest!

Ingredients for four servings:


  1. Pre-heat oven (fan forced) to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Meanwhile, cut up the onion, capsicum, and sweet potato into small bite-size pieces, place onto a baking tray, and toss together with a drizzle of olive oil and salt/pepper.
  3. Once the oven is pre-heated, roast veggies for about 20 minutes or until they can be easily skewered with a fork.
  4. Place falafel onto another baking tray and place into the oven for about 10 minutes (alternatively, place into an air fryer instead)
  5. While the veggies/falafel are roasting away, place couscous into a small pot and add 150 mL of boiling water, combining well, and then let it rest for about 5 minutes with the cover on. After 5 minutes, fluff up with a fork and add a bit of olive oil to taste. Set aside.
  6. Once the vegetables and falafel are ready, toss veggies into the pot of couscous and combine well, adding a dash of lemon juice and some salt/pepper.
  7. In a big bowl, lay down a layer of mixed leaves and spoon on a quarter of the couscous mixture. Place 3-4 falafel on top, drizzle over some greek yogurt, and sprinkle with some capers for garnish. I also sometimes like to add a dollop of hummus at the end for some extra creaminess and flavour - it goes really well together~
  8. Mix well and enjoy!