This summer, my husband and I worked over 14 hours a day, six days a week at the restaurant. Meals like this Falafel with Babaganoush saved the day when we only had quick one hour breaks between shifts! 

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Convenience products, ones that are healthy and have whole ingredients, are a staple in our fridge and freezer. When we received samples of Veggie Patch products, quick meal ideas popped into my head. Sandwiches, salads, and snacks, oh my! The first thing I wanted to pair with this Veggie Patch Classic Falafel was babaganoush, a classic dish originally from Egypt but recognized all over the Mediterreanean. Made with a base of grilled, charred, or roasted eggplant it is then blended with garlic, spices, and herbs to make a rich and luscious spread.

The falafel is made with chickpeas, with 6 grams of protein per serving, GMO-free, vegan, and so delicious! The spices are the perfect amount, the falafel cook up moist and just right (whether you bake them in the oven until crisp or microwave them for a quick, protein filled snack).

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Served up inside a pita with a slathering of this babaganoush recipe, fresh shredded lettuce, and a side of hummus, this is the perfect lunch or late night dinner. Be sure to check out Veggie Patch at your local stores – they are well worth having a couple of boxes in the freezer for those quick meals.


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  • 1 large eggplant
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat both your grill and oven to 350F.
  • Grill the eggplant until the skin is charred, and then roast in the oven for 20 minutes with salt and pepper.
  • Once eggplant is cooked through, remove skin and place in food processor with all of the ingredients. Blend until smooth and serve with falafel, on pita chips, or as a dip for raw vegetables.

Disclaimer: Veggie Patch sent me samples of their product line, but I was under no obligation to post about it. Thanks for supporting brands that make these posts possible! 

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