Falafels were an acquired taste. The first time I tried them was once again at a college cafeteria. Needless to say, it was a very bad experience. But living in New York City, plenty of falafel stands roam the street. I’ve found some of the best places were actually these trucks. My favorite falafel truck is Taim Mobile. They serve a mean falafel and great lemonade.
Because falafel is a very strong taste, I opted for a very simple house salad. Even without the falafel, the tahini sauce gives a great nutty taste and you could probably eat it as is.
Ingredients for Salad
- Batch of lettuce, about 2-3 cups chopped
- 1/2 cup of grape tomatoes (1 medium tomato)
- 1 Israeli cucumber
- 1/2 red onion
- 1/4 cup of tahini sauce
- lemon juice, as needed
- salt and pepper, as needed
Recipe for Baked Falafels can be seen at Instructables
1. Chop up lettuce, dice tomatoes and cucumbers, and cut thin slices of onion.
2. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice and throw a dash of salt and pepper for taste.
3. Mix well and serve with the falafel.
I did not do a great job with the falafels but that will only make me know my mistakes the next time around. Otherwise, it was still a great meal.