So tonight I did not want to cook, this chick has had it, and it is only Monday! Hopefully the rest of the week is going to be smooth sailing! I have had a box of falafel in my pantry for about three months. I have never had falafel, but I like to try new things. Until tonight.
I love Lebanese Tzatziki. It is seriously an obsession. I wish there was a LTA (Lebanese Tzatziki Anonymous) that I could go to. I would drink it if they had special straws to slurp up the cucumber!!
So tonight is all about Lebanese food!
2 cups cracked wheat (Bulgur)
2 cups very hot water
1 cucumber, chopped
2 small tomatoes, chopped
1 bunch green onions, (8) sliced
1/2 cup fresh chopped mint
2 cups fresh chopped parsley
1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon pepper
2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
Soak the cracked wheat in the hot water until the water is absorbed, about 30 minutes. When it's ready, drain any excess water, if necessary, and squeeze dry.
Meanwhile, prepare the vegetables for the salad and mix the dressing ingredients together. Set aside.
Stir the prepared wheat, other salad ingredients, and dressing together in a medium bowl.
Serve chilled or at room temperature. Makes about 8 cups, 12 to 16 servings.
Lebanese Tzatziki sauce
1/2 cup vegan sour cream
1/2 grated cucumber
2 tsp. garlic
1 tsp. dill
salt and pepper to taste
Mix and chill until ready to use.
Ok, I had nothing to do with the falafel. I bought Fantastic Foods Falafel in a box, you add water and fry it in a ridiculous amount of oil...
Form into balls or patties.
Fry in a half inch of oil!! OMG...I had a heart attack watching it fry!
I do not...at all... like falafel....Nope Nope Nope! Perhaps it was the prepackagedness if it. I do not know, but that was just awful.
I hope your evening has a snow cone in it!!!