Falafel, Feta, and Tomato Salad
Think of chopped falafel as a tasty, protein-packed crouton—it adds texture to the salad and turns a simple side into a substantial main dish. We chose a Mediterranean theme here, but you could use any nuts, cheeses, or vegetables you like. Serve with (what else?) toasted whole-wheat pita wedges and creamy hummus, or simply toasted whole-grain bread. If you find fresh red onion to be a bit pungent, try soaking the slices in ice cold water for about 10 minutes to remove their bite. You could also substitute thinly sliced shallots or green onions.