Matcha Falafel Salad

"Matcha Falafel Salad || I'm celebrating another year of life (my birthday) with another round of my matcha falafel salad before I head out for a hike ---- and before I dig into the cake and ice cream later today! Im so grateful for the last year - so many beautiful memories, new friendships, new experiences, growth, and so much more. I'm even more excited about the year ahead!!"
-- @realandvibrant
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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 10mins
Serves or Makes: 1-2

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For the Falafel


  • 1 teaspoon matcha green tea
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 can chickpeas (15 oz)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 squeezed lemon
  • Sea salt & pepper, to taste
  • 3-4 tbsp oil

For the Salad


  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup cucumber slices
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/3 cup steamed shelled edamame
  • 1/2 cup micro greens (optional)
  • matcha dressing, homemade or store bought


  • Step 1

    Heat oil in a pan on the stove over medium heat. Combine all falafel ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is crumbly. Form into small patties and cook on the heated pan for about 10 minutes (flipping halfway). Allow to cool on paper towel.

  • Step 2

    To a serving bowl, add spinach, cucumber slices, avocado, edamame, microgreens, and homemade falafel. Top with matcha dressing.