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Lemon Herbed Falafel with Sour Cream Tzatziki 11-20-14


We tend to fall into a "meat eating" rut. Tonight I wanted to try my hand at falafel. I've made falafel before, but tonight I wanted to incorporate some flavors from the Caribbean and make it my own.


Falafel is a Mediterranean dish made of fried chick pea balls and can be served with a yogurt tzatziki sauce. My version utilized my abundance of lemongrass, fresh herbs, and some leftover sour cream.


If you see a recipe and there are items that remind you of flavors you know or there are spices that you think will go well... TRY IT OUT! Cooking is all about experimenting. You will never discover how wonderful your cooking can be if you don't try new things.


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Lemon Herbed Falafel

Can of chickpeas, mashed

Red onion (minced)

Lemongrass (minced)

Coriander (chiffonade)

Cumin

Minced Hot pepper

Lemon juice

Lemon zest

Garlic minced

Chives

Olive oil

Beaten egg

Breadcrumbs

Salt & pepper.


Combine all ingredients then make balls and fry in canola oil.


Sour Cream Tzatziki

Grated cucumber

Sour cream

Mustard

Lemon

Salt & pepper


Combine and refrigerate.



Serve falafel on pita bread with lettuce, tomato, and onion, with a dollop of the Sour Cream tzatziki.

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