Our friends over at Choose To Eat have a recipe for falafel that comes together really fast with the use of canned chickpeas. Falafel is great served with a tahini sauce but we thought it would be even better with a healthy dose of greens included. You can use any greens you have on hand – kale, spinach, tender collards, Swiss chard, mustard greens, even radish tops. Serve the falafel and sauce with pita and my personal favorite, our Curtido recipe, and you have a filling, healthful dinner in no time!
Green Tahini Sauce
makes about 1 cup
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 large garlic clove
- 1/2 to 3/4 packed cup of chopped greens
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon table salt
- Place all ingredients into a blender and process until very smooth, 30-60 seconds depending on your blender. Taste and add extra greens, salt or lemon juice to taste.