Breakfast/ Jewish Recipes

Falafel Waffle Brunch Sandwich

This falafel waffle brunch sandwich, made with falafel mix, filled with a tomato cucumber salad, placed on a bed of hummus, and topped with a fried egg makes a great brunch for the weekend or supper during the week.

 

Whenever my kids come home they usually arrive with a list of what they want to eat. Zoe always sends photos from Instagram hinting about what looks good. Last weekend she wanted a falafel waffle and being the good great mom that I am, I tried to please. Sunday morning found us gathered around the table cheerfully eating falafel waffles with fried eggs on top. Julia, her good great childhood friend who never misses the opportunity to eat breakfast with us, casually mentioned that I should blog this…so Julia this is for you! And your good great mom could make this if she wanted too. But then again you could too! However you do need a waffle iron!

Falafel Waffle Brunch Sandwich

 

This was super simple to make! Just by using a falafel mix and my waffle iron I created the perfect venue for some tomato/cucumber salad. Top that with  fried egg and some harissa, place it on a bed of hummus and breakfast becomes so appealing. I just served the leftovers to Alex Odie San China Boy and he was quite taken with this too! Even Manservant who thought this totally unappealing, being that he is a bacon and egg kind of guy; even Manservant admitted that this was good! However he wanted two eggs; not just one!

With or without eggs, this is one great sandwich! Heck, you could even put bacon on it!

Falafel Waffle Brunch Sandwich

 

A few notes: I used Trader Joe’s falafel mix. I didn’t do anything to it except follow the directions. Even though I used the best REAL hummus, you can use your favorite hummus, And I used the rest of my tomatoes and cucumbers to make this salad that I used as a filling. I seasoned it with za’atar to give it a special Middle Eastern flavor. If you don’t have it, that’s OK! And in true Middle Eastern fashion, I served this with pickles and olives. Yes, please!

This tahini sauce from The View from Great Island would taste great instead of using store bought tahini to make your own hummus. It could also be drizzled on top for a little added extra. These buffalo falafel balls are new to me, even though they were published in 2013 by Noble Pig. Yes, please! And for a totally different take on falafel… these braised chickpea dumplings from Joanne Eats Well sound really good!

A Few More Chickpea Things:

Greek Layer Dip with Tzatziki and Hummus

This Mediterranean Layer Dip with Hummus and Tzatziki is perfect for a crowd. It's healthy flavors appeal to everyone and it's so easily put together. No cooking-just layering- and you've got a beautiful dip that everyone will love. #hummus #tzatziki #appetizer #dip www.thisishowicook.com

Smoky Pumpkin Hummus

Roasted Za’atar Chickpeas

Share The Chickpeas and Pin Them Too! (They are good for you)

 

Falafel Waffle Brunch Sandwich

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Falafel Waffle Brunch Sandwich

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 Minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch/Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern/American

Description

A Falafel Brunch sandwich is the perfect way to start your day. Filled with all good things, you’ll be feeling healthy all day!


Scale

Ingredients

1 package Trader Joe’s Falafel Mix or your favorite kind

Tomato/Cucumber Salad

Hummus

One Fried Egg per person

Garnishes: Harissa, Pickles, Olives, Za’atar, Pickled Jalapenos


Instructions

Make your falafel mix according to package instructions. Heat waffle iron and spray well with nonstick cooking spray. Cook for about 3 minutes or until falafel waffle is not sticking to grate. Keep warm.

Make tomato salad. Add 1/2 of one medium cucumber quartered to tomato salad. You can use basil or leave out and stir in 1/2 t za’atar. Let sit at room temperature until ready to use.

On each plate spread a few spoonfuls of hummus.

Fry an egg per person.

Assemble by placing one falafel waffle on plate. Top with a few spoonfuls of tomato cucumber salad. Top with another waffle. Top that with the fried egg. Drizzle with harissa or sriracha. Garnish with olives and pickles and a few jalapenos if you have them. Sprinkle with more za’atar if you’d like.


Notes

See notes above. Feel free to substitute your favorite hummus. You could even buy the tomato cucumber salad from the grocery deli and doctor it up!

Keywords: falafel, breakfast, brunch, za'atar, waffles, hummus

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  • sippitysup
    October 15, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Proof that you can put an egg on anything! GREG

  • Susan
    October 14, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    What a delicious thing to make for breakfast and yes, you are a great mom 🙂 I’m sure Zoe appreciates all you do!

  • Juliana
    October 14, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Oh Abbe, this is such a great idea…my husband loves falafel, I will definitely get a box of the falafel mix next at Trader Joes…thanks for sharing the recipe…great breakfast.
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  • Jeff the Chef
    October 14, 2018 at 4:36 am

    I’ve never had anything like this. It sounds really good.

  • John / Kitchen Riffs
    October 13, 2018 at 9:29 am

    I’ll eat anything with an egg and jalapeno garnish! I really need to get a waffle iron — these look SO GOOD! Zoe rules! Great idea — thanks. 🙂

  • Laura
    October 13, 2018 at 7:39 am

    You have been busy!!! And lots of love flowing at your house….. kids home, great food and fall weather!!!!

  • Liz
    October 13, 2018 at 5:29 am

    Yum! I’ll take my eggs scrambled, please, but load up my plate with all the other wonderful ingredients! Have a great weekend, Abbe!