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Deconstructed Falafel Salad

2014 May 11

We’re focusing on “prep now and eat later” meals these days.


I had Benjamin about three and a half weeks ago.  His due date was just a few days ago, though.  His entry into the world was quite traumatic for everyone involved.


I may or may not eventually go into the details of his 8 day hospital stay here on the blog.  I am just glad that those days are behind us.  I truly thought they’d never end.


I have a beautiful, healthy baby boy home with me now, though, so that’s what matters most.  We’re getting into a routine now and I’m finally starting to be interested in cooking again (my interest in cooking or even eating was super diminished while I was pregnant).  The thing is, though, we’re at the mercy of this little guy’s demands.  Any meal that can be prepped in advance but delicious eaten hours later is exactly what we need.

This deconstructed falafel salad fits that bill perfectly.  It is also perfect in that we are having unseasonably high temperatures and heating up the kitchen by cooking or eating hot food is highly undesirable.


I adore tahini and am always looking for new ways to use my giant jar of it.  The freshness of the parsley combined with ripe summer produce makes this a perfect lunch or dinner.  I doubled the recipe below and am so glad I did!


  • The USA Kiwi

    That looks kind of awesome. And of course, so does the food….
    (I love the photos of the little guy – he’s delicious!!)

  • priyasrinivasan

    Congrats, he looks adorable!!!God bless!!! :) Salad looks scrumptious!!! :)

    • admin

      Thank you!

  • AmyW

    Congratulations on the birth of your son!

    • admin

      Thank you!

  • Betsy Ann

    Congrats, he is very adorable. Glad everyone is now healthy and doing well.

    • admin

      Thank you!

  • Rose McAvoy

    What a sweet little face. The world of parenting is a crazy place, sounds like you have already become an expert. I wish your precious family all the best. As a fellow mama I am right there with you on the make now eat later train, this salad looks great.