Falafel lunchbox

Make this falafel salad fun with a bento-style lunchbox. It’s great for toddlers and young children who prefer lunches with lots of individual elements. Use shop-bought falafel or make our Edamame falafel

  • Prep:10 mins
    No cook
  • Serves 3 (or 2 adults and 2 children)
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 500
  • fat 16g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 61g
  • sugars 15g
  • fibre 16g
  • protein 19g
  • salt 0.7g


  • 250g pouch cooked grains or lentils (we used red & white quinoa)
  • handful of baby spinach
  • ¼ cucumber, chopped
  • handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 pomegranate, seeds only
  • 10 olives (optional)
  • 12 falafel
  • 4 tbsp hummus
  • drizzle of olive oil (optional)
  • ½ lemon, quartered


  1. Divide the grains between the lunchboxes. Top each one with the vegetables, falafel, a spoonful of hummus and a drizzle of oil, if using, or divide the ingredients between the compartments of a bento-style lunchbox. Put a lemon in each box for squeezing over just before eating.

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