Falafel Nourish Bowl

December, 2020

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I love creating nourish bowls using ingredients I have left in my fridge/freezer. They are always so colourful and nourishing. You can use any combination of ingredients, but I always ensure the bowls are balanced with a source of carbohydrate, protein, healthy fats and vegetables. 

Falafel Nourish Bowl

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato, washed and cut into 2cm cubes (skin can stay on)

  • 4 small beetroots, washed and cut into 2cm cubes (skin can stay on)

  • 2 small carrots, washed and sliced into thin rounds

  • Honey, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper for roasting

  • 1 cup cooked cous cous (approximately 1/2 cup dry)

  • Baby gem or cos lettuce, washed and shredded (couple of handfuls per serve)

  • Cherry tomatoes (approximately 8-10)

  • 1 small avocado

  • 6-8 falafel

  • Approximately 200-250g halloumi, sliced lengthways

  • 1 lemon

  • Hummus to serve

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°c and line a large baking tray with baking paper

  2. Place diced sweet potato in a mixing bowl and dress with approx. 1/2 to 1 tbs olive oil, salt and pepper and place on the baking tray

  3. Repeat with the diced beetroot and place on the baking tray

  4. Repeat with the carrot, adding a drizzle of honey and place on the baking tray

  5. Roast vegetables for approximately 30 minutes or until brown and crispy, turning over half way

  6. Slice tomatoes in half and set aside

  7. Cook halloumi in a non-stick pan over medium-high for 2-3 minutes each side or until brown. Squeeze the juice from 1/2 the lemon on top and set aside

  8. To prepare assemble in two bowls. First add two handfuls of lettuce as a base on one side of the bowl. Add cous cous and sweet potato on the other side. Top with beetroot, tomato, carrot and avocado. Then add falafel and halloumi

  9. Finish with two tablespoons of hummus in each bowl, a squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkle of sesame seeds if desired