HelloFresh Canada Review: Mediterranean Falafel Bowl
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.
I have been loving (and appreciating) my meal subscription boxes more and more as of late. I can’t even tell you how wonderful it is to not have to plan our meals or grocery shop for ingredients. And…..since most of the recipes only take 30 minutes to make I can usually get them done while baby plays in his exersaucer. It’s a win/win situation if you ask me!
HelloFresh Canada has three meal plans to choose from. Each week you can curate your personal menu and choose from 25 delicious recipes.
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Here’s a closer look at one of the recipes from this week’s HelloFresh Canada delivery…..
Mediterranean Falafel Bowl with Kale Freekeh Tabbouleh and Za’atar Veggies
Everything about this bowl delights! From our beloved za’atar spice blend to the roasted carrots and falafel, we can’t get enough. All that layered with a bright dressing tossed with herbs and fresh veg, we know you’ll love it!
- 8 unit Falafel
- ½ cup Freekeh
- 1 tbsp Za’atar Spice
- 113 g Baby Tomatoes
- 7 g Parsley
- 56 g Kale, chopped
- 6 g Garlic
- 1 unit Lemon
- 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
- 160 g Sweet Bell Pepper
- 30 g Mixed Olives
- 340 g Carrot
1: Before starting, preheat the oven to 425°F. Wash and dry all produce.
2: Garlic Guide for Step 5 (dbl for 4 ppl): 1/4 tsp mild, 1/2 tsp medium and 1 tsp extra!
3: Combine freekeh and 1 1/4 cups water (dbl for 4 ppl) in a medium pot. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer, still covered, until liquid is absorbed, 25-28 min.
4: Core, then cut the pepper into 1/2-inch pieces. Peel, then slice carrots into 1/2-inch rounds. Arrange carrots and peppers on one side of a parchment-lined baking sheet. Toss with 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl) and za’atar. Season with salt and pepper.
5: Toss falafel with 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl) on the other side of the baking sheet with veggies. Roast in the middle of the oven, stirring both the veggies and falafel halfway through cooking, until golden-brown, 18-20 min.
6: While falafel and carrots cook, halve tomatoes. Roughly chop parsley. Roughly chop olives. Roughly chop kale, if needed. Zest, then juice lemon. Peel, then mince or grate garlic. Whisk together half the lemon juice, 1/4 tsp lemon zest, 1/2 tsp sugar and 2 tbsp oil (dbl all for 4 ppl) in a large bowl. Set aside.
7: When the freekeh is finished cooking, add the freekeh and kale to the bowl with dressing. Toss to combine. Add tomatoes and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Whisk together mayo, remaining lemon juice and 1/4 tsp garlic in a small bowl. (NOTE: Reference Garlic Guide.) Set aside.
8: Divide kale freekeh tabbouleh, veggies and falafel between bowls. Sprinkle olives over top. Drizzle with garlic-mayo sauce.
Mediterranean Falafel Bowl – Final Thoughts
Today’s HelloFresh Canada recipe is one I will definitely be ordering again. I think this is our first recipe which included falafels and I would love to see them featured in more recipes going forward. They are such a great option for vegetarians and vegans, and these ones were tasty and filling. I also really love warm salad recipes as of late, and this one was full of flavour and had a great list of ingredients. The roasted carrots and peppers were so good and the olives topped off the salad perfectly!
PS – Keep your eye on our Instagram page as I filmed a really fun Instagram Reel featuring one of the other HelloFresh Canada recipes we received this week.
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