Last week, I ate at my favorite Mediterranean place in Davis, Café Méditerranée, but since I am vegetarian now and trying to avoid dairy products, I did not order the yogurt-based tzatziki. Instead, I ordered the hummus and muhummarah and, while they were both delicious, I kind of missed the tzatziki.
Which is why I was so pumped on making this:
I know, I know. Making something from a box doesn't seem like the point of the Whip It Up Challenge. But, actually, I made the recipe on the back of the box, which required ingredients and everything.
You'll notice a tub of yogurt there, in all its dairy goodness. I swear to you, I tried to purchase soy yogurt. I was in the soy yogurt section of the store. I put a soy yogurt in my basket. I then traded the small soy yogurt for what I thought was a slightly larger soy yogurt, but which was not a soy yogurt at all.
So, I followed all the instructions, whipping up a delicious tzatziki and a not-so-delicious batch of falafel. They were okay, I guess, but the boxed falafel had an ultra-strong flavor and they made my house stink.
In the end, I just licked the tzatziki off everything and then we went downtown for French toast.
The recipe is after the jump, although I suggest skipping the Fantastic Falafel step and just making the yogurt sauce. You can dip vegetables in it or just eat it by the spoonful.
Stuffed Pita with Yogurt Dill Dipping Sauce
For Stuffed Pita:
1 package of Fantastic Foods Falafel Mix
For Yogurt Dill Dipping Sauce:
1 pint plain non-fat Yogurt
2 cloves garlic, diced
½ cucumber, chopped into little cubes
1 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
Juice from lemon
Salt and Pepper to taste
1. Create Yogurt Dill Dipping Sauce by adding all ingredients into a salad bowl and mixing well with a fork.
2. Prepare Fantastic Foods Falafel Mix according to package instructions.
3. Place falafel balls in pita pocket with crisp diced lettuce and sliced tomato, and sliced cucumber.
4. Top with the Yogurt Dill Dipping Sauce.