Ready for a Cava Falafel Bowl Recipe? What is a Cava Falafel Bowl? Who doesn’t love copycat recipes? And who doesn’t love fast casual restaurants? There is a huge increase in popularity of “build your own” bowl restaurants like Chipotle, Cava, Mezeh, and Sweetgreen.

Here we have both, a way that you can make your own copy cat Cava falafel bowl recipe! So you can recreate a similar recipe in your own home.  Our recipe uses either frozen Falafel from Trader Joe’s (or your can check our our falafel air fryer recipe).  The really fun part of creating your own bowl recipe is that you can make it your own personal custom creation.  Not a fan a quinoa, you can can use brown rice instead? Want to add more of your favorite toppings? Popular toppings include olive tapenade, feta, hummus, baba ganoush, hot peppers, tzatziki, tomatoes, cucumber, pickle, red onions, tabbouleh, etc.


Cava Falafel Bowl

I grocery shop mostly at Trader Joe’s and they have a ton of cool foods to be able to create these Cava bowls! However, you can find other delicious foods to put into these cava bowls at other stores as well. The Cruciferous mix is technically optional, but it gives the bowl a little bit of a crunch!
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Budget-friendly, Easy, Fiber, Meal prep, Quick, Salad, Whole grain
Condition: Dairy Free, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 salads


  • 4 servings falafel frozen from Trader Joes or check out our air fryer recipe!
  • 1 package arugula
  • 1 package Trader Joe’s Cruciferous mix
  • 8 Tbsp dressing Greek or other desired dressing
  • 2 cups rice or quinoa, cooked


  • Cook falafel by directions on packages or check out our "air fryer falafel" recipe above!
  • Prep all the other ingredients while the falafel is cooking.
  • Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!
  • Optional (but delicious) toppings: Olive tapenade, feta, hummus, baba ganoush, hot peppers, pita bread, tzatziki, tomatoes, cucumber, picked red onions, tabbouleh


Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 36g | Sodium: 502mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 9g

Looking for more copy cat recipes?

We hope these recipes encourage you to try to cook a few recipes at home that you might typically order in a fast causal or take-out restaurant. The beauty of cooking at home is you can adjust the ingredients, the flavorings, the spices, the sodium level and more!

Please note:

Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors.

Rebecca Bitzer loves to empower Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and their clients.  Co-author of Welcome to the Rebelution: Seven steps to the nutrition counseling practice of your dreams and  Taste the Sweet Rebellion: Rebel against dieting.