The 8 Best Boxed Falafel Mixes

Try one of these top-notch mixes for a tasty Middle Eastern meal

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Boxed falafel mix is easy, fast, and good. The trick is to find the best brands, and then you can mix it up in a jiffy and feel so confident in its quality that you could proudly serve it to ​your company. When the compliments roll in, just say that it was nothing. You'd be telling the truth, but your friends would just admire your humility. Serve falafel as a snack or appetizer, main dish, or filling for pitas. It's versatile, spicy, natural, and a healthy addition to your meal.

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    Casbah Authentic Grains Falafel Mix is made with chickpea flour and spices that bring home the flavor of Middle Eastern cooking. Besides being delicious, it is cholesterol-free and is a good source of fiber.

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    Fantastic World Foods Falafel Mix is a great accompaniment to kabobs, wraps, and pitas, and will turn your kitchen into a Middle Eastern taste event in just a few minutes. It makes a great meal for a weeknight after a long day at the office.

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    Near East has been making delicious and authentic blends of rice and rice pilaf, couscous, and whole grain blends since 1962 and prides itself on its natural ingredients. Its vegetarian falafel mix is 100 percent natural, with no artificial ingredients, flavors, or preservatives, and it contains only 2 grams of fat per serving. So it's quick, delicious, vegetarian, and healthful.

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    This falafel mix is a snap to make. You just add a half a cup of water, heat oil, shape the mixture into balls, and cook. In about 15 minutes, the savory scent and flavor of the Middle Eastern treat will transport you to an exotic locale like Lebanon for dinner. 

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    Authentic Foods mixes garfava flour and seasonings and herbs for its tasty falafel mix. Try its recipes for falafel, baked falafel burgers, or falafel pancakes. Authentic Foods' falafel mix is gluten-, soy-, dairy-, and nut-free. It's also kosher and non-GMO.

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    Knorr's well-seasoned falafel mix is easy to make and contains only 110 calories per serving, Serve it as a topper for tzatziki salad or in a gyro.

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    Tarazi has been making Middle Eastern foods since 1970. Its traditional mix of chickpeas, fava beans, and spices is a winner. It's gluten-, dairy-, and wheat-free, and it's totally natural. Tarazi's falafel mix is great with tzatziki, tomatoes, and onions on a pita. Fried or baked, it's one special meal.

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    Osem Falafel Mix is made in Israel and contains no preservatives or artificial food coloring. It's kosher, it's tasty, it's authentic, and it's easy to make. It's street food in Israel, and you can bring that experience home with this mix.