Make this cucumber kefir and falafel salad then check out our falafel burgers, homemade falafel and Syrian falafel.


  • 10-12 ready-made falafels
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 echalion or 2 round, thinly sliced shallots
  • ½ avocado
  • to serve pittas, warmed


  • 150ml kefir
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • ½ a clove, crushed garlic
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp caster sugar
  • chopped to make 1 tbsp, plus extra to serve dil
  • ½ a small bunch, leaves picked and chopped, plus extra to serve mint


  • STEP 1

    Cook the falafels following pack instructions. While they bake, whisk together all the dressing ingredients with some seasoning in a large bowl. Halve the cucumber lengthways, then use a small teaspoon to scrape out the watery seeds from the middle. Discard – or they’re good as a garnish for cold water. Slice both halves into moon-shaped slices and tip into the dressing with the sliced shallot. Toss together.

  • STEP 2

    When the falafels are ready, divide the salad between plates and scatter over a little more mint and dill. Stone and dice the avocado and scatter over, followed by some black pepper and the falafels. Eat with warm pittas, if you like.



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