The perfect plate to serve before a dinner or BBQ.
- 8 falafel
- ½ cup mixed olives
- 4 small pitta breads
- 1 Lebanese cucumber
- 1 large carrot
- ½ red capsicum
- 1 200g tub Chris’ Traditional Caviar Taramasalata Dip
- 1 200g tub Chris’ Traditional Tzatziki Dip
- 1 200g tub Chris’ Egyptian Beetroot Dip
Cut carrot, cucumber and capsicum into sticks (crudités) about the same size. (You can do this a few hours advance, cover them with wet kitchen roll and refrigerate until your ready to serve) Warm the Falafel and pitta under a grill and cut them in half and arrange with the dips, crudities and olives on a large platter. Serves 4
Did you know…
Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both. Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food, usually served in a pita, which acts as a pocket, or wrapped in a flat-bread known as lafa; “falafel” also frequently refers to a wrapped sandwich that is prepared in this way. The falafel balls are topped with salads, pickled vegetables, hot sauce, and drizzled with tahini-based sauces. Falafel balls may also be eaten alone as a snack or served as part of a meze (appetizers). Source: Wiki
Falafel is a common dish eaten throughout the Middle East. The fritters are now found around the world as a replacement for meat and as a form of street food.