I love Mediterranean food. I am part Lebanese and grew up eating all kinds of Arabic food. (Remember Zartar?) And I love hummus and chickpeas, but for some reason, I don’t like falafel. Maybe it’s the spices? But Irving really loves it and we picked up some fresh falafel at the farmer’s market this week. He wanted to make a sandwich with some tzatziki sauce, so instead of buying it for him, I decided to try my hand at making it fresh!
I based it off a few recipes online, but in the end, decided to wing it myself.
I just put some Greek yogurt, cucumber, olive oil, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper in my food processor and give it a whirl. (Those are my favorite recipes: take some ingredients and mix em’ together.)
[When Irving found out I was making this, he FREAKED out when he thought we didn’t have pita in the house for his beloved falafel sandwich. Don’t worry, situation averted. Pita has been procured.]
It came out pretty good. A little runny (maybe it didn’t need the olive oil?) The real test will be when Irving tastes it on his sandwich tomorrow at lunch! Crossing my fingers!
And while I was cooking that, Irving was making homemade matzo ball soup. The fun just doesn’t stop around here, let me tell you!
We also just got back from our 3 mile walk with a stop at the bank and Trader Joes. And now it’s 9 o’ clock. How does that happen?!
Thanks for signing up for my virtual 5k! I love homemade tzatziki sauce and I’ve found that if you salt and drain the cukes before making the sauce, it’s a lot less runny. Love the pics! I just bought some whole wheat pita today so I think I might just have to go make this. 🙂
Awesome thanks! I’ll have to try salting the cucs next time. Thanks!