Falafel Kale Salad Sandwich

Now.  THIS is a sandwich.

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I found these random flatbread things at the grocery store and they looked delicious, so I turned them into a sandwich.  I’ve got some leftover that will likely be turned into a pizza on Friday night.  And will probably be served with wine.  No ragrets.  

(i feel like i can’t even make a spelling joke because my grammar suck so bad that you will probably think i really think ‘regrets’ is spelt like ‘RAgrets’.)

Any who.  I’ve posted 3 dinner recipes in a row this week.  Are you tired of dinner yet? Are you tired of me yet? Don’t leave me.  I’m a people pleaser.  I can change.  I promise I will not be posting a dinner recipe tomorrow. 

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OH MY GOSH.  Today’s insight into being married to my husband.  As I’m typing up this post Andrew is going through everything we’re spent since January and categorizing it.  He just asked me what I bought at Target in January.  I’ve got no earthy idea.  It was probably something fabulous that I totally needed.  

It’s great that he cares about the budget and categorizing expenses.  He’s a far better adult than me.  

Speaking of Andrew…his mom just finished The Girl on the Train and passed it along to me.  Have you read it? I’m 10 pages in and loving it.  I hate thriller movies (too scary), but I love thriller books.  

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Story time: Panera has (used to have?) a Caesar Salad Sandwich on a 3 cheese bread.  Yum.  It was my favorite.  Growing up my grandparents would watch us and would pick up Panera for dinner and I would tell them to get me a Caesar salad sandwich and occasionally my grandpa would come back with a chicken salad sandwich. NOOOOOOOO.  I’d eat it because it was the only option, but I hated when that happened.  Die, Mayo.  Die.  I don’t want you.  I didn’t know this week was going to turn into an i-feel-very-meh-about-mayo week, but here we are.  Oh.  And speaking of Panera, don’t even get me started on how their entire menu is plastered with calorie counts.  Eww.

So. Caesar salad sandwiches.  They are great.  And when you put falafel on them, they’re double great.  This falafel recipe was inspired by my easy, peasy baked falafel.  I didn’t have lentils, so I used chickpeas instead.  And I pan-fried them instead of baking them.  So crispy.

If you like falafel, kale caesar salad and carbs…there is a 62849% chance you will like this recipe.

Falafel Kale Salad Sandwich


1, 15oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 large bunch cilantro, most of stems removed
1½ tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic
1/2 lemon, juiced
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

kale caesar
caesar dressing

flatbread, pita bread, naan, or other delicious carb


In the bowl of a food processor, place all falafel ingredients.  Pulse until mixture will stick together when rolled into a ball.  Roll falafel dough into 12 small-ish disks.  Pan-fry them immediately (or place in the fridge until you are ready to pan-fry/eat).  To pan-fry, heat some olive oil over medium heat.  Add falafel and cook on each side until golden brown and crisp.  

Toss together kale, romaine, parmesan and caesar dressing.  Assemble sandwich with satisfying carb of choice + kale salad + falafel.

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  1. This looks so yummy! I read that book in three days…it was so good!

  2. (1) I love that you used “ragrets” – I recognized it from ‘We’re the Millers’, which I find to be a hilarious movie. :)
    (2) We’ve tried developing a budget and sticking with it, but it can be tricky. Key word is trying. (3) I don’t like thriller/scary movies either, but I LOVE mystery novels. (4) I love your recipes, and I’m truly planning to make this tomorrow for dinner! Unfortunately, Matt has Celiac, so those delcious flatbreads will likely be out of the question. But the falafel looks incredible!

  3. Girl on a train is SOOOOOO GOOOOD!

  4. WordPress always tells me that my readability sucks and I’m just like WordPress shut up, I write how I talk which is in run on sentences without proper punctuation, geez. So I enjoy the spelling joke, lol. Girl on the Train was excellent!! I think the move comes out this fall!

  5. YES. Girl on the Train is amazing, but I am definitely excited for the movie!!

  6. YES. Making my grocery list for next week and this is on it. I already have TJ Naan (sub for flatbread), chickpeas, leftover parm, using Kale for another recipe next week-so perfect, and we need salad dressing-ceaser it is! Woo!! I love the way your creativity in recipes :) 

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  8. Yum! I have GF bread in the freezer that will stand in nicely for those flat breads. I need to get a falafel kale salad sandwich situation happening this weekend for sure!
    And that book was awesome! I’m not usually a fan of popular fiction (my Mum calls me a book snob…) but I LOVED it! I couldn’t put it down and gobbled it up over a weekend. I hope you enjoy it! And then you can go and see the movie because it won’t be as scary if you already know the ending :)

  9. Hey I wood never leave u.. Dinner is good every. Will not be tired of U.. Enjoy your words

  10. Half asleep and hungry now.. Thank you for the great recipe

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