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Apr 08, 2013

PREPARATION TIME

COOKING TIME

SERVES

2-3

PREPARATION LEVEL

Easy

If you are looking out for a delicious salad recipe with a refreshing Mediterranean twist then we would suggest you to try out the falafel salad! Stay hooked to know more!

INGREDIENTS

    4-5 cups of mixed salad greens, torn with hand and soaked in ice cold water (you can either use iceberg lettuce, romain lettuce, lollo rosso or a mixture of all),
    ½ cup green olives, sliced
    ½ tomatoes, deseeded and cut into cubes
    1 green cucumber, sliced and halved
    ¼ cup spring onions, sliced
    6-8 falafel bullets (green gram soaked overnight have been pasted and made into bullets)
    7-8 mint leaves, torn roughly with hands
    ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
    1 tsp sumac
    For dressing:
    ½ cup thick yogurt
    2 tbsp lemon juice
    ¼ cup ice cold water
    2 tbsp virgin olive oil
    2 tbsp tahini paste
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Mild paprika for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  • Start by putting all the salad ingredients in a bowl
  • Put the lettuce leaves first
  • Scatter the sliced olives over the lettuce leaves
  • Add tomatoes
  • Add cucumber
  • Add spring onions
  • Add mint leaves
  • Add feta cheese
  • If the feta cheese appears somewhat gooey, cut it with the edge of a knife
  • Add 1 tsp sumac
  • Sumac  adds a nice tangy flavour to the salad
  • Place the falafel bullets last
  • You can either use whole falafel bullets or cut them into two as per your convenience
  • Keep the salad in the refrigerator and allow it to chill for a while
  • For dressing:
  • All the ingredients have to go into a blender
  • Start with the yogurt
  • Add 2 tbsp tahini paste
  • Add 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Add 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Add salt and pepper as per taste
  • Add about ¼ cup of chilled water
  • Shut the lid of the blending jar and churn it in the liquidizer
  • Add dressing as per your requirements
  • Ready to serve

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