Hi. I’m Veggie Mama, and I like to cut corners.
While I’ve no doubt a made-from-scratch felafel would be gorgeous, juicy little balls packed with mouth-watering flavour, I’ve never had cause to make them by hand. Yet.
For my various felafel needs, which admittedly to this date have been few, I turn to the trusty little yellow box that I’ve no doubt pleased thousands like myself over the years. I don’t know who makes them or where they come from, but they make their way into my basket from time to time and make very satisfactory little felafel thingies for my wraps.
One thing I do insist on, however, is the making of my own mint-cucumber-garlic-yogurt concoction either as a dressing or dipping sauce. The flavour is just never the same when you get it out of a tub. The tubs are good… especially at parties when I’m vulturing around the buffet table, but at home I like to be able to whip a bit up myself.
And look at these felafel babies. Suit my purpose perfectly!
On a soft wrap, I grate some cheese, and add chopped tomato, red onion and lettuce. The more like a 2am kebab, the better. I usually put hommus too, but I didn’t have any – gasp!
I make the felafel according to packet directions but I’m lazy and I don’t roll them into balls. I spoon them out onto a greased tray like little flat cookies and bake until set.
For my dressing, I add one minced garlic clove and one diced lebanese cucumber to 200g natural Greek-style yogurt with a handful of chopped mint and a lot of salt.
Now here’s the part where I ask you if you’ve got an awesome felafel recipe to share, in case one day I decide to shed my lazy ways – I know there’s got to be something out there that will make me cry with joy! Felafel FTW.
*disclaimer: Just like I’ve no idea of the company of origin of my friendly yellow felafel box, they haven’t a clue who I am. I paid my two bucks for it like anybody else in the supermarket. I just like it, is all, and I share what I like xxx