Falafel, Tzatziki, Hummus Gyro.

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I love Mediterranean food, and I haven’t had the inspiration lately to make Indian food, so of course, I had to think outside the box and outside the country, and I decided with something that we haven’t had lately — and that was Mediterranean/Greek.

I cheated with the falafels. Usually, you can get ready-made packages where you add water, etc. But, I had black bean burgers in the freezer and they were calling to be eaten, so I warmed them up in the microwave, broke them into 4 equal pieces and rolled “meatballs” out of them and pan-fried them in some hot extra virgin olive oil. It was super delicious, if I say so myself!!

Next, I made my tzatziki (which is my personal favorite sauce and I can eat it by itself easily!).

Ingredients for Tzatziki:
1 cucumber peeled and diced
2 – 3 tbsp of Greek yogurt or any yogurt of your choice
1 tbsp of sour cream of your choice
1 1/2 cloves of garlic minced
Mint leaves julienned (Use as much as you like)
Salt & Pepper for taste
A good drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

Then, it was time for some creamy, textured and very delicious hummus!!

Ingredients for Hummus:
1 can of reduced-sodium Garbanzo beans or use 1 1/2 cups fresh Garbanzo beans (soaked overnight)
Lime zest
1 tbsp of sour cream
1 tbsp of lime juice
1 1/2 cloves of garlic minced
Salt & Pepper for taste

Combine in food processor and grind and add extra virgin olive oil as it grinds. It will smooth out into a nice and creamy hummus! YUM!

Toast up some whole wheat pita bread and slice open the pockets and fill it up. You can add mint leaves for garnish as well as diced tomatoes.

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