Trader Joe’s Falafel Mix – AIR FRY EDITION

I may be behind on the Trader Joe’s game, but I JUST discovered their falafel mix?! Like where have I been?! I was stoked to try! I wanted to air fry them to avoid soaking them in excess oil per the instructions on the box (you can also bake them in the oven) and after scouring the internet, I could NOT find specific instructions. So after my own trial and error, I feel like I have MASTERED the air fry version of Trader Joe’s Falafel Mix .This is vegan, gf, and has the perfect flavor of garlic, cumin and coriander. Below are the three simple steps and then much more information about the mix’s versatility, convenience, and recipe variations. 

But first, let’s give you the steps!

Three Simple Steps for How to Make Trader Joe’s Falafel Mix in the Air Fryer

Step One:

Once you just add water to the pre-made mix, you let the mixture sit out for 30-60 minutes. 

Step two:

Now that you’ve let the mix sit out, make little balls (about 2-4 inches big), preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees fahrenheit. Once the air fryer is heated up, add the falafel balls spread out in your air fryer basket. I sprayed the balls with a little olive oil so they’d be crispy. Let them cook in the air fryer for about 10-11 minutes. Flip them over and leave them for 30 more seconds (or until a golden brown).

Step three:

Remove the falafel balls from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes. They’re definitely better warm so enjoy immediately! I love putting them in a salad bowl with cucumbers, olives, and tahini, but they would also be amazing with pita bread too! So easy and good! 

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The Versatility of Trader Joe’s Falafel Mix

As a foodie who values fitness and health, Trader Joe’s Falafel Mix opens up a world of great possibilities for your culinary adventures. This versatile mix allows you to create fashionable and delicious dishes that perfectly align with your lifestyle. Let’s explore three trendy ways to enjoy Trader Joe’s falafel mix:

  1. Fashionable Falafel Wraps: Falafel wraps are a classic Middle Eastern dish. Opt for gluten-free or whole wheat wraps to maintain your trendy and health-conscious style. Fill them with crispy falafels made from Trader Joe’s mix, and adorn them with an array of vibrant veggies, such as shredded carrots, cucumber ribbons, and fresh greens. Finish it off with a drizzle of zesty yogurt sauce or a tangy tahini dressing for a fashionable fusion of flavors.
  2. Fit and Fresh Falafel Salads: Who says salads have to be boring? Elevate your salad game. Begin with a bed of mixed greens or trendy leafy greens like kale or arugula. Top them with flavorful falafels made from Trader Joe’s mix for a satisfying crunch. Enhance the health factor by adding trendy ingredients like sliced avocado, cherry tomatoes, and colorful bell peppers. Finish with a light and fashionable dressing, such as a lemon vinaigrette or a zingy Greek yogurt-based sauce.
  3. Protein-Packed Power Bowls: Power bowls are all the rage, and with Trader Joe’s falafel mix, you can create a protein-packed bowl that will keep you stylishly energized throughout the day. Start with a base of trendy grains like quinoa or farro. Add a generous serving of falafels made from Trader Joe’s mix as the star protein. Complete your fashion-forward bowl with a mix of roasted vegetables like sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower. Drizzle with a trendy sauce such as a spicy harissa dressing or a creamy avocado-lime sauce for a truly fashionable and nutritious meal.

With Trader Joe’s Falafel Mix, you have the power to create trendy and delicious meals that suit your lifestyle (AND they are easy). Experiment with different ingredients, dressings, and flavors to make each dish uniquely yours. Whether you’re enjoying a fashionable falafel wrap, a fit and fresh falafel salad, or a protein-packed power bowl, Trader Joe’s falafel mix will keep you satisfied while aligning with your fitness and health goals.

The Convenience of Trader Joe’s Falafel Mix

As someone that is always on the go, Trader Joe’s Falafel Mix is a true lifesaver when it comes to creating delicious meals without sacrificing time or effort.

  1. Effortless: With Trader Joe’s Falafel Mix, you can effortlessly whip up flavorful falafels without the need for extensive ingredient preparation. The mix comes pre-made, saving you precious time in the kitchen. Simply follow the instructions above, add a few additional ingredients, and you’ll have falafels ready to go in no time.
  2. Stylish Pantry Staple: Trader Joe’s Falafel Mix is a fashionable pantry staple that ensures you’re always prepared for a quick and trendy meal. The mix comes in shelf-stable packaging, making it convenient to keep on hand whenever falafel cravings strike. Whether you’re entertaining fashion-forward guests or simply need a nutritious meal after a busy day, having Trader Joe’s falafel mix in your pantry allows you to create stylish dishes with ease.

Recipes to Make with Trader Joe’s Falafel Mix

Recipe 1: Fashionable Falafel Wraps

Ingredients:

  • Trader Joe’s Falafel Mix
  • Gluten-free or whole wheat wraps
  • Shredded carrots
  • Cucumber ribbons
  • Fresh greens (such as spinach or arugula)
  • Zesty yogurt sauce or tangy tahini dressing

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the falafel mix according to the package instructions.
  2. Shape the falafel mixture into small patties and cook them until crispy.
  3. Warm the wraps and layer them with shredded carrots, cucumber ribbons, and fresh greens.
  4. Place the crispy falafels on top and drizzle with zesty yogurt sauce or tangy tahini dressing.
  5. Roll up the wraps tightly, tucking in the sides, and cut them in half for a fashionable presentation.
  6. Serve and enjoy these trendy falafel wraps as a stylish and satisfying meal.

Recipe 2: Fit and Fresh Falafel Salad

Ingredients:

  • Trader Joe’s Falafel Mix
  • Mixed greens or trendy leafy greens (such as kale or arugula)
  • Sliced avocado
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Colorful bell peppers
  • Lemon vinaigrette or zingy Greek yogurt-based sauce

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the falafel mix according to the package instructions.
  2. Form the mixture into falafel patties and cook them until crispy.
  3. Arrange a bed of mixed greens or trendy leafy greens on a plate.
  4. Top the greens with sliced avocado, cherry tomatoes, and colorful bell peppers.
  5. Add the crispy falafels on top and drizzle with a fashionable lemon vinaigrette or zingy Greek yogurt-based sauce.
  6. Toss the salad gently to combine all the flavors and enjoy a fit and fresh falafel salad that’s both healthy and stylish.

Recipe 3: Protein-Packed Power Bowl

Ingredients:

  • Trader Joe’s Falafel Mix
  • Trendy grains (such as quinoa or farro)
  • Roasted sweet potatoes
  • Roasted Brussels sprouts
  • Roasted cauliflower
  • Spicy harissa dressing or creamy avocado-lime sauce

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the falafel mix according to the package instructions.
  2. Shape the mixture into falafel patties and cook until crispy.
  3. Cook trendy grains like quinoa or farro according to the package instructions.
  4. Arrange a bed of cooked grains in a bowl.
  5. Add roasted sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower for a trendy and nutritious touch.
  6. Place the crispy falafels on top and drizzle with a spicy harissa dressing or creamy avocado-lime sauce for a fashionable flavor burst.
  7. Mix all the ingredients together gently and savor a protein-packed power bowl that’s both stylish and satisfying.

Recipe 4: Falafel Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients:

  • Trader Joe’s Falafel Mix
  • Bell peppers (assorted colors for a stylish presentation)
  • Crumbled feta cheese
  • Chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley or dill)
  • Lemon wedges

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the falafel mix according to the package instructions.
  2. Form the mixture into falafel patties and cook them until crispy.
  3. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  4. Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes.
  5. Stuff the bell peppers with the crispy falafels and sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese.
  6. Place the stuffed peppers on a baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the peppers are tender.
  7. Remove from the oven and garnish with chopped fresh herbs.
  8. Serve the fashionable falafel stuffed peppers with lemon wedges for a tangy finish.

Recipe 5: Trendy Falafel Buddha Bowl

Ingredients:

  • Trader Joe’s Falafel Mix
  • Cooked quinoa
  • Sliced avocado
  • Roasted chickpeas
  • Shredded purple cabbage
  • Turmeric tahini dressing

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the falafel mix according to the package instructions.
  2. Shape the mixture into falafel patties and cook them until crispy.
  3. In a bowl, arrange a base of cooked quinoa.
  4. Add sliced avocado, roasted chickpeas, and shredded purple cabbage for a fashionable and colorful touch.
  5. Place the crispy falafels on top and drizzle with a trendy turmeric tahini dressing.
  6. Mix all the ingredients together gently to combine flavors and textures.
  7. Enjoy this trendy falafel Buddha bowl as a satisfying and nourishing meal that embodies both fashion and flavor.

Feel free to adjust the recipes based on your personal taste preferences and desired fashion-forward presentation. Enjoy these trendy and delicious recipes created with Trader Joe’s Falafel Mix!

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