falafel and kale salad

On a recent visit to Trader Joe’s, I discovered pre-made frozen falafel.  Of course nothing beats freshly made falafel, however I knew this would be great for a quick weeknight meal.  I decided to include them in a to kale salad with tahini dressingkalesalad.

For the kale I used Lacinato, also called Dino kale.  De-stem and cut into thin ribbons.
pomegranate seeds
sliced black olives



For the tahini dressing.
1/4 cup tahini
3 roasted garlic cloves, minced
juice of one lemon
1 tbsp water
pepper to taste

Mix together the ingredients with the dressing.  Let the salad rest in the refrigerator for a few minutes to allow the kale to soften.


I think this was a good use for the falafel.  Since there is no Trader Joe’s nearby I may use chickpeas next time.