Clean Eating Street Food: Israeli Falafel

Israeli Street Food - Falafel

This recipe came about after some dear friends of ours invited us over for dinner.  Her mother was in town from Israel and was preparing a traditional Israeli meal for her homesick daughter and we were invited to enjoy the meal with them…what an honor!  My husband {being very picky at the time} was very wary about what might be served but ended up being pleasantly surprised by this dish.

I enjoyed the meal so much, I asked her for the recipe a few weeks later.  Unfortunately, her mother always used a mix – only available “back home.”  She offered to give me a package which was written all in Hebrew!  Basically, it translated to “just add water!” which reminded me of much of our own American processed food. So, I set out to find an authentic recipe…and found this!  It is very authentic and tastes just as I remember it.  I was so glad to run across it and be able to share it with my friend.  So, now she doesn’t have to wait on her mom to ship her the packets, she make it right here in the states!

If you’ve never tried falafel, it is a fantastic street food in Israel, and you will not be disappointed by this recipe.  Make it a fun cultural experience with the family!  Serve it with some pita {fresh made or store bought}, some shredded lettuce, and tomatoes {which are abundant at my house this summer!}.  Serve with a simple Greek salad with this tzatziki dressing or with some homemade french fries!  Yum.

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Comments

  1. I have just come across these and bought them at Costco. I might have to try making my own though. Thank you for posting. I like to flatten them and put them on orrowheats multi grain sandwich thins along with hummus balsamic vinegar and the normal veggies.

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