13 Ways to Eat Falafel for Israeli Independence Day

From classic to a little crazy, there's no shortage of ways to enjoy falafel.

It’s almost time to celebrate Israel’s birthday (Monday, May 1st!), also known as Yom Ha’atzmaut. And since falafel is the national food of Israel, we thought no better way to commemorate the day than with all the different ways you can enjoy falafel: baked, fried, in a pita, on top of rice and even made into a waffle.

  1. Classic Falafel
  2. Baked Green Falafel from May I Have That Recipe
  3. Falafel Crusted Chicken with Hummus Slaw from The Food Network
  4. Easy Mexican Falafel Bites from Cotter Crunch
  5. Falafel Waffles with Mediterranean Slaw from The Candid Appetite
  6. Cheese-Stuffed Falafel from Quirks and Smirks
  7. Falafel Sliders
  8. Beetroot Falafel from BBC
  9. Sweet Potato Falafel with Chimchurri Sauce from Kblog
  10. Harissa Falafel with Roasted Vegetables from The Cook Report
  11. Crockpot Falafel from A Year of Slow Cooking  
  12. Watercress and Pea Falafel from Sips and Spoonfuls
  13. Falafel Rice Bowl with Tzatziki from Beckham and Belle

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