Falafel salad and beet hummus

Occasionally we like to go to my boyfriend’s mom’s house and cook a meal together, taking advantage of her lovely garden and bountiful lemon tree. Today I suggested we take on a kinda-Greek theme–hummus, falafel, all that. I like having an excuse to plan a menu outside the usual weeknight dinner.

To keep it simple, we went with the falafel salad from Salad Samurai, hummus with beets, chopped fresh veggies to fill in the gaps, and some store-bought whole wheat pita.



It was pretty good.

The hummus was of my own devising. What we threw in the food processor:

  • Can of chickpeas
  • Dollop of tahini
  • Splash of olive oil
  • Juice of one meyer lemon
  • Half of a small beet, precooked a little so it’s tender
  • A few sprigs of dill, chopped
  • Several cloves of garlic


All in all, a successful meal.


Later, we went to the beach and made a sand castle, just for the hell of it. And we saw dolphins (maybe).


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