I’m in love with the falafel from Tzatziki Grill in New Rochelle – they’re soft on the inside, crispy, spicy. I eat almost an entire order to myself every time we order takeout.
When I saw a box of falafel mix at Stop & Shop this past weekend, it inspired me to try making an at home version. Falafel mix, tahini, some olives, and some feta for good measure.
It was surprisingly easy – and yes I know its because I didn’t really make the falafel from scratch. I get it.
Falafel mix + water. Set aside.
Scoop into the shape you want – fry in a lot of oil.
Drain. Layer on pita with lots of toppings.
Making the tahini dressing was only slightly more complicated.
Mix tahini paste, water, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and salt. I had to keep tasting and adjusting to get it where I wanted it – which seems to be the basis of this recipe.
The flatbreads I also picked up at Stop & Shop; they were really good and the nutritional information was incredible. 15 grams of protein, 20 grams of carbs, and 180 calories per pita.
Flatbread, tahini, shredded romaine, sliced tomatoes, feta, red onion, falafel.
Olives and stuffed grape leaves [canned from Trader Joes] on the side.
I had one, Mister had 1.5 with the other 1.5 packed up for his lunch. I take that level of enthusiasm as the highest compliment.
Sometimes I impress myself with how well I pack up his lunch.