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For Find Out Friday - Tahini or Tzatziki, Which is it That I Love Eating?!


While I LOVE pizza on a Friday and pretty much every other day of the week, lately I have been aching for a pita filled with Greek salad and falafel. At this moment I would kill anyone I know for just a bite and I am only semi-kidding. 

Falafel is a good food I lived without for most of my life, which now seems unfathomable to me. Those little balls with a crunchy outside and flavors of the  Mediterranean on the inside, makes for such a filling and satisfying meal! Combined with salad, cheese, and a pita, and I can hardly think of anything that goes so well together. 

But alas I am forgetting the best part: the tahini sauce on top. Or is it tzatziki that I love? I am always getting them confused. 

I know I love them both, but really what the hell is the difference?

Tzatziki sauce is what I will begin with because I know off hand that it is a yogurt based dip that has a hearty helping of dill and cucumber. I also know that I spent two days looking for it in my local supermarkets this week and have yet to get my hands on some. This is a first for me. So naturally I am craving it even more that I can’t seem to get any. It is like telling someone not to think about zebras. See? Now you are thinking about zebras eating tzatziki sauce. The mind is a funny organ. 

Tahini sauce, also known as Tahina, is made from tahini paste, of course. The paste is a combination of ground sesame seeds, lemon, garlic, olive oil, and salt. It is commonly found in another food I love; hummus. 

Ah! Now I am remembering why I love both of these delicious condiments. They each have properties that enhance any food I want to eat. 

And when it comes to a falafel sandwich I don’t want to choose between them. Instead I choose them both. 

So now that you are fully educated, how do you do falafel?

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