My First Falafel And Vegan Tahini Sauce
Not only was last night my first time making falafel, but also my first time eating falafel! What can I say? I grew up in an area where Taco Bell is ethnic food. Reading all about the deliciousness on your blogs, I always wanted to try falafel, but just never looked into making it. Last weekend my mom gave me a box of falafel mix, which gave me a pretty good excuse to stop screwing around and make some falafel! (Falafel, falafel, falafel.)
After making the mix, heating the oil, and forming the batter into mushy balls, I put them in the oil to fry. Placing the fried balls on a paper towel to soak off some of the oil and cool, I set out looking for a falafel sauce recipe. Since I’d never had falafel, I definitely had no clue what falafel sauce should consist of or taste like! Everything that I found suggested a tahini sauce combining tahini, lemon juice, water, and sea salt, so that’s what I decided to make. While looking for vegan condiment recipes, I came across a lot of tasty looking falafel recipes, so I definitely be making it from scratch next time.
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2-3 tablespoons water
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- pinch of sea salt
Stir lemon juice and garlic into tahini. Add in water and salt and stir until smooth. Enjoy!
These were so delicious; I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on falafel! Now I have a little bit of food envy towards those of you with local falafel places, but I’ll just have to get over it though and make my own! Have any of you ever tried making baked falafel? I think that sounds pretty good as well and would use less oil. Anyway, I hope you’re having a great day; I’ll be back later with my first-ever Vita-Mix post!