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Falafel Sauce

Falafel Sauce

Three recipes for best Falafel Sauce. Falafel sauce can be drizzled into a falafel pita sandwich or used for dipping. Pick your favorite falafel sauce recipe.

Falafel Hot Sauce (1)

  • About 2 cups canned tomatoes
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic, put through a garlic press
  • 1 Tbs. finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • Chili sauce to taste (1/2 tsp. makes a mild sauce; 1 tsp., a hot one)
  • Salt to taste
  • Put all the ingredients into a small, heavy pan, bring to the boil, and simmer uncovered until the tomatoes break up (about 30 minutes). Adjust the seasoning and allow to cool. Makes 2 cups.
Falafel Sauce (2)

  • 16 ounce Yogurt
  • 1 medium Onion diced finely
  • 1 medium Cucumber finely grated
  • Minced Garlic to taste

Put yogurt into several layers of cheesecloth in a colander and let drain overnight to thicken. Mix yogurt, onion, cucumber and if desired, garlic. Let sit several hours and serve with falafels or as a bread or cracker dip.

Falafel Sauce (3)

  • 3 small pickling cucumbers or equivalent in Japanese or hot house cucumbers
  • 2 small tomatoes
  • 1-4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon tahini sauce (or hummus)
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro (optional)
  • Dice the tomatoes and cucumbers. The finer they are diced the prettier it looks.
  • Mix with remaining ingredients.
  • Allow to stand for 1 hour for flavors to meld and serve.


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