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!
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!
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:
Share The Chickpeas and Pin Them Too! (They are good for you)
A Falafel Brunch sandwich is the perfect way to start your day. Filled with all good things, you’ll be feeling healthy all day!
1 package Trader Joe’s Falafel Mix or your favorite kind
One Fried Egg per person
Garnishes: Harissa, Pickles, Olives, Za’atar, Pickled Jalapenos
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.
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