Falafel with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

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?

Falafel with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce (www.espinosakitchen.wordpress.com)

Falafel

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: By far the best I've had! (www.espinosakitchen.wordpress.com)

Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 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.

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