13 March 2017

Falafel Ranch Salad with a Spicy Garlic & Herb Dressing

I don't in all honesty eat much meat, as I have become older my tastebuds have evolved and I would so rather have a veggie burger over a beef or chicken burger any day of the week.
I am trying to get more adventurous in regards to rustling up more innovative and tasty vegetarian dishes, and this Falafel Ranch Salad with a Spicy Garlic & Herb Dressing was a huge success.
It was so easy to make and also really cheap, 2 tins of chickpeas cost me £1 in Tesco, utter bargain.

Falafel Ranch Salad with a Spicy Garlic & Herb Dressing
2 tins of chickpeas
4 garlic cloves
Tablespoon of paprika
Whole bunch of coriander
3 tablespoons of flour
Tablespoon Cumin
Tablespoon Ground Coriander
Salt & Pepper
Half a large chopped red onion
1 lemon (juice)
Ranch Salad pack. ( Or shred red cabbage, onion and carrot)
10 asparagus spears
1 large gem lettuce sliced
12 cherry tomatoes
Ranch dressing
Nandos Garlic & Herb Sauce

1) To a food processor add all the ingredients, lemon juice but minus the flour, and blend till a smooth consistency is achieved.

2) Sieve the flour into the blender and wizz again for 6 seconds.

3) To a medium sized baking dish add some greaseproof paper so the dish is covered.

4) Pour in the falafel mixture and smooth across the dish.

5) Add to the oven 180oC (Gas mark 6) for 90 minutes.

6) Add 2 cups of boiled water to a pan and add the asparagus. ( Do not boil, just blanch)

7) Remove the oven dish with the falafel and removed the falafel from the dish using the greaseproof paper.

8) Add the ranch salad, gem lettuce, tomatoes and asparagus to a chopping board.

9) Leave to cool for 10 minutes, and then slice into finger size strips.

10) Place on the salad and pour over the ranch dressing and garlic & herb sauce.


I totally get that the ranch, and garlic & herb dressing is a tad cheating, it is easy enough to make and I have made both before. But this recipe was a spur of the moment idea, and one that just happened pretty spontaneously and quickly.

I froze half the batch and plan to add to wraps for when I want/need a high- carb day.

Please let me know if you try to make it. Thanks for reading as always.



  1. Wow. You take the most amazing food photos. That make even me (fussy) want to eat it.

    Karen x
    JinksyBeauty x

  2. Oh wow this looks incredible! You're so talented xx

  3. I love the Nandos Garlic & Herb sauce. You always come up with the most amazing recipes to try!

  4. This looks amazing! I love your recipes. I'm a veggie so this is one I'll be trying x

  5. Your food always looks insane!! X

  6. This looks incredible, our youngest is veggie so this is something we could all enjoy xxxx

  7. you make such delicious-looking recipes! This sounds great for the warmer weather - maybe it's the colours! x

  8. This looks incredible! Another one to add to the must-try list! I've been meat free for most of March so far and I'm actually loving it, I thought I would be missing meat but it really hasn't bothered me at all!

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

  9. I love using falafel, it's so easy to cook and tastes delicious too!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  10. I'm not a fab of chickpeas at all, but somehow this recipe makes them seem appealing to me!!

    Gemma x | flutterandsparkle.com

  11. Your posts always look so delicious! I will hav to try and make this xx

  12. Your recipies make me so hungry! They all look so delicious!

    Kenzie xx
    LemonaidLies - Beauy, Fashion & Lifestyle

  13. This looks incredible, I must make it at some point for lunch!!

    Rebecca Coco


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