Looking for a new spin on plant based protein? Want to try going meatless at least once a week? Love falafel? This delicious recipe for Protein Rich Falafel Salad with Tzatziki dressing will win over even the most avid meat lover, while providing satiating protein and a variety of health boosting nutrients. As an added bonus it’s easy on the budget and quick to make.
This recipe is rich in fiber, vitamin A, many B vitamins, vitamin C and more. Because seeds, nuts and beans are a rich source of magnesium, the garbanzo beans (chickpeas) are going to bring both an incredible amount of magnesium in addition to protein to this dish.
Don’t be afraid of eating beans because of the gas. Whether you soak them or purchase them canned, drain all the liquid and rinse them in a strainer until all the bubbles are gone. Those bubbles would have been in your gastrointestinal tract and caused gas. Also regularly consuming probiotics will help you digest beans better and that’s in addition to all their other health properties!
Tzatziki, can be a small dish all on it’s own! It also makes a great dip, accompaniment to spicy dishes or even sandwich or pita spread. For best flavor refrigerate ingredients for at least an hour and it gets even better the next day too!
If you follow a dairy free diet, know that there are several non-dairy alternatives out there for the yogurt portion, but make sure to read the label for sugar content and carrageenan. You don’t want either.
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