Greek Falafel Mezze Plates with Hummus, Bulgur Pilaf & Olives

Greek Falafel Mezze Plates with Hummus, Bulgur Pilaf & Olives

Ready in 30 minutes Serves 4
This dish most recently appeared in My Classic (5 Nights For 4) on Sunday, April 26, 2020.

Ingredients

Bulgur

  • 1 brown onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp sumac blend
  • 1 cup bulgur wheat
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable stock

Falafel

  • 500g falafel mix
  • 2 tsp sumac blend

Garnishes

  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, thinly sliced into rounds
  • 75g mixed baby leaf lettuce
  • 70g olives
  • 200g hummus
  • 150g yoghurt

Steps

  1. Prep & cook bulgur. Prep onion. Heat a drizzle of oil in a medium pot on medium-high heat. Cook onion for 2-3 minutes, until softened. Add first measure of sumac blend and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant. Add bulgur, stock and a pinch of salt and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, reduce heat to low and cook, covered, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and leave to steam, covered, for about 5 minutes.
  2. Prep garnishes. Prep tomatoes and cucumber. Set remaining garnishes aside to serve.
  3. Cook falafel. Heat a drizzle of oil in a medium non-stick fry-pan on medium-high heat. Add falafel mix to pan and break up with a wooden spoon. Cook falafel for 6-8 minutes, until you have a golden, crumbly mixture. Add second measure of sumac blend and a pinch of salt and cook a further minute, until fragrant. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. To finish. Fluff bulgur with a fork and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve bulgur and falafel topped with garnishes.

Nutritional Information

Energy 2655 kj
635 kcal
Protein 18.1g
Carbohydrate 48.7g
Fat 38.1g