Greek Falafel Mezze Plates with Hummus, Bulgur Pilaf & Olives

Greek Falafel Mezze Plates with Hummus, Bulgur Pilaf & Olives

Ready in 30 minutes Serves 2
This dish most recently appeared in My Plant Based Bag (4 nights for 2) on Sunday, April 26, 2020.



  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 pack sumac blend
  • 1/2 cup bulgur wheat
  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable stock


  • 200g basil & lime falafel mix


  • 1 baby cos lettuce, leaves separated
  • 1/2 pack cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, thinly sliced into rounds
  • 30g olives
  • 100g hummus
  • 2 Tbsp ginger & mint ranch dressing


  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 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 minimum and cook, covered, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and leave to steam, covered, for about 5 minutes.
  2. Prep garnishes. Prep lettuce, cherry 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 mixture is golden and crumbly.
  4. Finish bulgur. Fluff bulgur with a fork and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve bulgur and falafel topped with garnishes.

Nutritional Information

Energy 2723 kj
651 kcal
Protein 16.6g
Carbohydrate 49.1g
Fat 40.5g