Not Falafel

Last night I wanted to make salads for dinner topped with falafel patties... but I got seriously lazy, so lazy that I didn't even pull out a recipe and instead just started tossing things into a bowl. Lets just say the only thing these things have in common with falafel is that they contain chick peas... the similarities pretty much end there :)

The recipe is non existent. 1 can of chick peas, drained, rinsed and smashed up. Add in a few garlic cloves, some grated up red onion, half a grated up zucchini (random much?), seasonings to taste (salt pepper cyan red hot) toss in an egg for good measure and about a 1/2 cup of panko. Mix, and now for the really lazy part. I didn't even make patties, I just tossed the whole shebang into a lightly drizzled with olive oil pan and stirred away until it all got crispy.

Toss on top of some greens, cucumbers, snap peas, tomato, carrots, sprouts, add some dressing and you're got dinner in about 15 minutes flat. Perfect timing for a hungry husband to walk through the door and say "I'm starving what's for dinner??"

Do you have any delicious recipes that came out of you being straight up lazy?

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7 chews:

all of my recipes are born from laziness, except my baking recipes. lol

Jeanne said...

I could go for a falafel  today. Or that salad. Looks good to me!

cookingalamel said...

It looks delicious!  I love when things only take 15 minutes but don't taste that way. :)

Tracy said...

Sounds simple and delicious!

Hannah said...

Yep, lazy food is often the best, especially for a quick and satisfying meal. Not ever dinner needs to be picture-perfect or worth writing a whole recipe for.

Bee said...

You look like you eat SO healthy! I wish I had the self control, haha.

lori fredrich said...

This looks like the perfect weeknight dinner.  And who cares if it's shaped into a patty?  Tastes awesome, I'll bet.

Often make layered enchilada casseroles instead of individually rolling them.  Also like to create one-pot meals with ingredients typically served separately. 

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