Zoe’s Kitchen-Inspired Baked Falafel Cauliflower Rice Bowl Recipe

This fresh and flavorful Greek-inspired bowl is vegetarian, low carb, gluten free and SO easy to make! You’ll love this delicious copycat recipe.

I’m the kind of person who tries something once and if I love it, I order it forever.

Call me routine or unadventurous… tbh I just LOVE knowing the bites I’ll be having are guaranteed to be delicious.

At Zoe’s Kitchen, a Mediterranean-inspired fast casual restaurant, I am obsessed with their low carb Cauliflower Rice Bowl comprised of cauli rice, cucumbers, feta crumbles, tzatziki (a greek yogurt + cucumber sauce) and a protein — my go-to is their baked falafel!

I wanted to put my spin on the bowl and recreate the recipe as best I could for you — and for my constant cravings, haha! I think we nailed it.

Here’s what you’ll need to make my Baked Falafel Cauliflower Rice Bowl:

  • Frozen or fresh cauliflower rice
  • English cucumber
  • Vinegar
  • Greek yogurt
  • Feta crumbles
  • Red onion
  • Chickpeas/garbanzo beans
  • Garlic
  • Hummus
  • Cilantro
  • Mint

I used my Fluffy Baked Falafel recipe except I doubled the ingredients and doubled the size of each falafel ball to 2 tablespoons big instead of just one!

Here’s how you’ll make my Baked Falafel Cauliflower Rice Bowl:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Pulse ingredients for falafel in food processor to combine
  3. Form falafel balls and place on sheet pan to bake
  4. Bake falafel for 25 minutes
  5. Meanwhile, slice cucumbers and place into vinegar to soak
  6. Mix together ingredients for tzatziki sauce
  7. Sauté cauliflower rice for 2-3 minutes
  8. Assemble bowls!

I hope you love these bowls as much as we did! Thank you Zoe’s for the inspo 🙂

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Zoe’s Kitchen Inspired Falafel Cauliflower Rice Bowl

This fresh and flavorful Greek-inspired bowl is vegetarian, low carb, gluten free and SO easy to make! You'll love this delicious copycat recipe.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Greek, Mediterranean
Servings 2


  • 3 cups riced cauliflower fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 english cucumber peeled
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 red onion minced
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles
  • 2 tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • salt + pepper

tzatziki sauce

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt any variety
  • 1/2 english cucumber peeled
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tbs. feta cheese crumbles
  • salt + pepper

baked falafel (recipe below)


    bake falafel

    • If you're making falafel, preheat oven to 450 degrees. Pulse together all ingredients in a food processor, then form balls 2 tablespoons big. Place onto sheet pan lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray, then bake for 25 minutes.

    prep bowl ingredients

    • Peel the cucumber using a vegetable peeler, then slice in half. Cut one half into thin slices. Place into a small bowl and cover with apple cider vinegar.
    • Grate the other half of the cucumber, then wrap in paper towel and squeeze out as much liquid as you can. Add grated cucumber to another small bowl and add the remaining tzatziki ingredients.
    • In a sauté pan over medium heat, spray cooking spray then add in cauliflower rice. Season with a little salt and pepper then cook until soft, about 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in chopped cilantro.

    assemble bowls

    • Divide half of the cauliflower rice into each bowl. Then top with half of cucumber slices, half of feta crumbles, half of minced red onion. Add as much tzatziki sauce as you'd like then top with a few falafel bowls (you'll probably have extra falafel!). Enjoy!
    Keyword bowl, cauliflower rice, falafel, gluten free, greek, low carb, mediterranean, vegetarian
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    Fluffy Baked Falafel

    Crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside – these lightened up chickpea falafel are full of Mediterranean ingredients like hummus and Greek yogurt and are baked instead of fried.
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    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 25 minutes
    Total Time 35 minutes
    Course Main Course
    Cuisine Mediterranean
    Servings 15 falafel


    • 2 15-oz. can chickpeas drained and rinsed
    • 2 clove garlic minced
    • 2 tbs. chopped cilantro
    • 2 tbs. chopped mint
    • 2 tbs. greek yogurt
    • 2 tbs. hummus any flavor
    • salt and pepper


    • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
    • Place all ingredients for falafel in a food processor plus 1/2 tsp. each of salt and pepper, pulsing to combine while keeping some texture.
    • Dampen hands and take 2 tbs. of mix, rolling to create a sphere. Place onto a baking sheet lined with foil and sprayed well.⁣ Continue until all mix has been used.
    • Bake falafel in oven for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cook slightly (they’ll firm as they cool sort of like cookies). Let cool before eating!
    Keyword chickpeas, falafel, garbanzo beans, greek yogurt, hummus
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