Mediterranean Falafel-Like Tater Tots

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"My inspiration for creating this dish came from a Turkish wrap place that used to be near our house. The pita had grilled eggplant, French fries and all the toppings that go with falafels, and was so good. Here I tried to incorporate a lot of the same flavors, but with quite a different spin."

Original recipe yields 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (508.5 g)
  • Calories 94.5
  • Total Fat - 1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 13.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 22.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.9 g
  • Sugars - 11.7 g
  • Protein - 3.5 g
  • Calcium - 67 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 67.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Prepare the raw vegetables (first four ingredients).

Step 2

Bake tater tots according to package directions.

Step 3

While tater tots are in the oven, lay the grilled vegetables out in one layer on a microwavable plate. Microwave them approximately 2 minutes at 50% power on each side, until warm. Alternately, barbecue (or oven roast) your own eggplant, zucchini and red pepper (one or all three, but the eggplant really is the best part): cut half inch slices and coat liberally with olive oil before cooking (you may have to start this ahead of time if you are grilling your own).

Step 4

Combine raw and grilled vegetables. Add lemon, garlic powder and Italian seasoning and toss.

Step 5

When cooked and lightly browned, transfer tater tots to a plate and top with vegetables. Douse with hot sauce, to taste, about a dozen heavy shakes for me. Sprinkle with salt, if desired (I added a very light sprinkle).

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.