HelloFresh Canada Review: Falafel Pasta

HelloFresh Canada delivers fresh ingredients and healthy, chef-curated recipes based on seasonal farm fresh ingredients straight to your doorstep each week. Every week HelloFresh members choose three meals from a selection of award-winning, constantly-changing recipes (say goodbye to recipe boredom!). They kindly sent us this box for review.

Baby Steven and I have settled into such a great routine when Dad is working out of town. I was always worried what life would be like with a baby, business and a husband that works away. Would I have time to get my work done, or more importantly, would I have time to cook dinner? Thanks to our HelloFresh Canada deliveries I still get to make home-cooked meals. Since everything is provided for me, and portioned perfectly, it cuts down on my cooking time considerably and I can usually get everything done (approx. 30 minute from start to finish) while baby Steven plays with his toys on the kitchen floor. It really is a great subscription for new Moms and Dads!

Subscription Details

HelloFresh Canada has three meal plans to choose from. Each week you can curate your personal menu and choose from 25 delicious recipes.

Pronto Plan – The widest variety of meat, fish, and produce. Recipes come together in 30 minutes or less! Starting at $11.66 per serving.

Family Plan – Picky-eater approved recipes with meat, fish, and seasonal produce. Includes 20 Minute Meal options. Starting at $9.99 per serving.

Veggie Plan – 100% vegetarian recipes with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Starting at $9.83 per serving.

Here’s a closer look at one of the recipes from this week’s HelloFresh Canada delivery…..

Falafel Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes, Olives and Feta

We’re celebrating veggie night with this Mediterranean-inspired pasta! Packed with oven-roasted falafel, roasted tomatoes, briny olives, feta, and garlic-tossed cucumber, we’ve checked off every flavour box!

  • 8 unit Falafel
  • ¾ cup Israeli Couscous
  • 30 g Mixed Olives
  • 227 g Baby Tomatoes
  • 3 g Garlic
  • ¼ cup Feta Cheese
  • 66 g Mini Cucumber
  • 1 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 unit Lemon
  • 7 g Cilantro
  • 7 g Parsley

Before starting, preheat the oven to 450°F. Wash and dry all produce.

1: Add 10 cups hot water and 2 tsp salt to a large pot (NOTE: Use same for 4 ppl). Cover and bring to a boil, add tomatoes and 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl) to a baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat. Roast in the top of the oven, stirring halfway through cooking, 20-22 min.

2: While tomatoes roast, toss the falafel with 1 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl) on another baking sheet. Roast in the middle of the oven, flipping halfway through cooking, until golden-brown, 8-10 min.

3: While falafel bake, cut cucumber into 1/4-inch rounds. Roughly chop parsley and cilantro. Peel, then mince or grate garlic. Roughly chop the olives. Juice half the lemon (whole lemon for 4 ppl). Cut any remaining lemon into wedges.

4: Add couscous to the large pot of boiling water. Cook, uncovered, until couscous is tender, 6-7 min. When couscous is tender, drain and return to the same pot, off the heat.

5: While couscous cooks, whisk together vinegar, garlic, 2 tbsp oil, 1/2 tbsp lemon juice and 1/2 tsp sugar (dbl all for 4 ppl) in a large bowl. Add the cucumbers and half the parsley. Season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat.

6: Add roasted tomatoes, 2 tbsp butter (dbl for 4 ppl), cilantro and half the feta to the pot with the couscous. Toss to combine. Divide couscous between plates. Top with falafel, then marinated cucumbers. Sprinkle with the olives, remaining parsley and remaining feta. Squeeze over a lemon wedge, if desired.

Final Thoughts

We’ve had this meal before and loved it the first time around so I figured I would order it again and share it with you. I love everything about this HelloFresh Canada recipe. It’s mostly plant-based, full of healthy ingredients, it was easy to make, and it has great (yet simple) flavour. I was also able to share it with baby Steven because he is LOVING falafels right now. This is a veggie recipe I would recommend and would happily order for a third time.

-AYOB Sarah

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