Recipe: Falafel Hummus and Salad Bento Boxes

Falafel Hummus and Salad Bento Boxes

Bento boxes are great when you’re craving a snack but want something healthy that will fill you up till your next meal. This Middle-Eastern meal-prep bento box does just that. It’s loaded with fresh veggies, hummus, pita and baked falafel. The chickpeas, hummus, and falafel are high in fiber and protein which will keep you full and help you lose weight.

Falafel Hummus and Salad Bento Boxes

THE RECIPE:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cucumber sliced
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup olives
  • 1 whole wheat pita
  • 2 tablespoons feta cheese optional
  • 4-8 falafel optional
For the hummus:
  • 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans, drained, + 2 tablespoons liquid reserved
  • 2 tablespoons tahini sauce or plain yogurt Greek, full fat or low-fat
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Instructions:

  1. For the hummus: Blend garbanzo beans, tahini sauce (or yogurt) lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, cumin, salt, in a food processor. Divide hummus into small 4oz containers if available (can also use snack size zip-lock bags).
  2. To Assemble: Divide cucumber, grape tomatoes, chickpeas, olives, and feta cheese evenly into each container (mix them or keep them separate). Place 1/4 cup portions hummus in each container. Cut pita into 8 slices and place 2 slices in each container. Add 1-2 falafel into each container. Cover and refrigerate up to 4 days. Enjoy cold or at room temperature!

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