Falafel Salad with Orange and Lemon Tahini Dressing

Lauren Caris Short

By Lauren Caris Short

This Falafel Salad with Orange and Lemon Tahini Dressing will completely revitalise your lunch! Homemade falafel is super easy, full of flavour and a really healthy, protein filled vegan lunch!

A delicious, easy homemade falafel, topped with a creamy, fragrant and completely vegan tahini dressing. This salad will definitely vamp up your lunchtime!

Falafel is literally one of my favourite foods. I love it on salads, on burgers, even just on it’s own. It’s a healthy snack and a really great topping for salad. This version doesn’t require deep frying which makes it a bit healthier. Instead it’s shallow fried which just allows the olive oil to create a crunchy outside to the falafels.

If you’re into salad dressing’s, you’re definitely going to love this one. Tahini itself makes this dressing SO creamy and thick, and the orange and lemon add a beautiful fragrance, lifting the dressing with a subtle sweetness.

Have you ever made falafel at home before? If you love falafel, you’ll also love these Falafel Burgers with Tzatziki dressing!

Easy, homemade falafel, stuffed into the most delicious burgers you'll ever have. Healthy, vegetarian and so easy, you can have it on the table in under 40 minutes! From Lauren Caris Cooks

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Falafel Salad with Orange and Lemon Tahini Dressing

Serves 6-8

A delicious recipe for homemade falafel and a fragrant orange and lemon tahini dressing. This vegan salad will leave you totally satisfied and will vamp up your lunch!


For the Falafel

1 Can Chickpeas (Rinsed and Drained),
1 Cup Chopped Parsley,
1 Cup Chopped Coriander,
4 Cloves Garlic,
1.5 Tablespoons Tahini,
3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice,
1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin,
Pinch of Sea Salt,
Pinch of Pepper,
4 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour.

For the Orange & Lemon Tahini Dressing

1/4 cup (60ml) Tahini,
Juice of 1 Lemon,
Juice of 1 Orange,
1/4 – 1/2 cup (60-120ml) water,
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil,
Salt and Pepper to taste.

1. Place all the ingredients except the flour in the food processor. Process until you have a slightly textured mixture (as pictured above). Tip the mixture into a bowl and add in the flour until thoroughly combined. You may need more or less flour depending on the heat where you are and also the moisture in the other ingredients. Add the flour one tablespoon at a time until you have a ball of mixture that holds itself together and isn’t sticky, but isn’t crumbly either.

2. Scoop tablespoon sized balls of the mixture out and roll, flatten them slightly and place on a plate covered in baking paper. Cover with clingfilm and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

3. Heat 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan and fry the falafels for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

4. Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Start with 1/4 cup of water and add more if you like your dressing a little thinner.

5. Serve with your favourite greens and some grilled pitta bread. Drizzle the dressing over the top.

Note – The dressing will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month.

Images by Lauren Caris Short.

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  1. These look so yummy! I love eating falafel but never knew exactly what went into it. And the fact that it uses the food processor is an extra +. (I’m secretly in love lol.) Thanks for sharing :)

    • You definitely should it’s SO easy! Literally shove it all in a food processor, pulse until chunky/smooth, add flour and roll into balls!