Let me start by praising you for reading this post. When I used to hear the word “Falafel,” I thought, “Gross!” But after making it myself, I realized it can be quite tasty – and to be honest, it is way better than lunch meat or the like-wise substitutes. It is also important to note that falafel is low in fat, high in fiber and a good source of iron. Did I mention it tastes good, too?
Ingredients: 1 package Fantastic World Foods Falafel Mix, chopped greens, diced/sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, diced red onion, black olives, black beans, pita bread and Creamy Tzatziki Sauce (see below).
Creamy Tzatziki Sauce
- 1 1/2 cups non-fat Greek yogurt (we use Fage)
- 1/4 cucumber, peeled and chopped
- 2 Tablespoons crumbled (and chopped if pieces are too large) feta cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon dried dill (1/2 teaspoon fresh dill)
- 1 Tablespoon lite sour cream
- 1-2 scallions, finely chopped
Directions: Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. For more robust flavor, let the sauce set in the fridge overnight or a few hours before consuming.
*Note: We heat the pitas in a tortilla warming dish in the microwave before serving.