Healthy eating Pt 2

Well here I go another Blog about cooking a healthy meal. My family had a Greek evening meal Friday made by me from scratch and I am impressed that it actually looked ok after a lot of chickpea squishing and pitta bread toasting. This is what I did.

Falafels

 
Serves 4
 
Ingredients
1 x 400g chickpeas
about half a can of red kidney beans
1 teaspoon allspice
A sprinkle of lemon juice
1/2 a bunch of fresh coriander
Method
Drain the chickpeas and beans. Then mix in a bowl with allspice, lemon juice and coriander. I used a stick blender and made a smooth paste. Then shape the mixture into round patties. Shallow fry them until golden, do not move them around too much in the pan until they have a golden base. When they are golden on both sides pop them into toasted pitta breads.
Hummus
 
200g chickpeas
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 big grinds of dried garlic
A sprinkle of cumin
a glug of Olive oil
Method
Blend the ingredients together until smooth.
Tzatiki
 
1/4  washed cucumber
2 grinds of dried garlic
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
A sprinkle of lemon juice
A small handful fresh mint leaves chopped
About 4 tablespoons Greek Yoghurt
Method
Cut the cucumber in half and discard the seeds . Grate the cucumber into a bowl, pat the excess water out of it with a piece of kitchen roll. Mix in the rest of the ingredients and season with salt and pepper.
 
 
 
 

 

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