Falafel Sauce with Sesame & Yogurt
So my challenge now is that I have to find other alternatives to get that beautiful earthy sesame flavor in my recipes. No problem. I bought a gorgeous toasted sesame oil in my local supermarket and since then I use that as a substitute. All the other ingredients you need for this flavorful yogurt dip are very easy to find. Add to that a portion of golden fried hot falafel chickpea balls and you got yourself a ripper meal!
Other stuff you can add to it then: a fresh salad with feta, tomatoes and cucumber (a Greek salad is just delicious here) and extra dipping sauce such as homemade hummus, baba ganoush or a spicy brava sauce… Serve the falafels, sauce and salad separately or stuff it al into a tortilla wrap or something. Mediterranean fast food. Dig in.
- 7 oz unsweetened yogurt (200 g)
- 2 fresh spring onions
- 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
- 3 tbsp sesame seeds
- a handful fresh mint
- 1 ½ tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- Pour the plain yogurt in a medium mixing bowl and then add the garlic paste and the (toasted) sesame oil.
- Give the yogurt a good stir. Then add the sesame seeds.
- Stir again. Rinse and dry the fresh mint and chop it up very finely. Add this to the yogurt.
- Stir again. Season the yogurt sauce with a pinch of pepper and salt. Add the lemon juice as well.
- Stir the sauce well. Then trim and clean the spring onions. Slice them up very finely as well and add this to the yogurt.
- Stir well again. Check the seasoning of the sauce and add extra garlic paste, lemon juice, sesame oil, pepper or salt to taste if necessary. Then put the sauce in the fridge for 10 minutes to chill. Right before serving give the sauce one last good stir (the yogurt can be a little watery after chilling) and garnish with extra sesame seeds and chopped mint. Serve cold.