Can I share something embarrassing with you? I love falafel. That’s not the embarrassing part. The embarrassing part is that I was like, oh, I’ll make falafel dip so that I can skip the cooking part and get it to my mouth faster. What a cool idea.
And then I realized.
Falafel dip is HUMMUS. ☺️🙈 I guess I should have realized that, given that long love affair that falafel and I have.
When I was living in a laughable excuse for an apartment on St. Paul Street, Baltimore, I had a very restricted diet: Ben and Jerry’s, bagels, and falafel. No judgement, folks. Late teens/early 20’s are even worse than middle school. I was miserable on many levels, but at least I had falafel.
Jason takes me out for falafel at the end of every semester. He sings the Billy Madison song to me on the way there. Hun passed A&P II, oh what glorious day! in this falsetto voice that he knows I can’t stand.
Falafel is responsible for him getting a mountain bike that he totally didn’t need (long story).
The guy at the falafel place in Raleigh would get concerned when I wouldn’t come in for a while. I guess I should have told him I was moving.
A few days before Christmas, Jason and I went out for the first date we’d had in months. He took me out for falafel, of course. It was a place I’d never been to before and their falafel was….different. It was less spongy than regular falafel and it was RED inside, and spicy. I got extra ones to take home, because I always get extra ones to take home. This dip was inspired by that lovely spicy dish. And folks, it’s HOT. There are jalapenos sprinkled all over it. YUM. I tried blending them in and it totally didn’t work. Little bursts of spice in your mouth (does that sound dirty? ummmm) are just a lot funner to eat, and totally taste better.
adapted from Gimme Some Oven