There is a falafel shop here in Kfar Saba (ארבע תעמים) that serves up their falafel with a to-die-for green sauce. Honestly, I go there just for the sauce! When I ask what’s in it, the guy mumbles something about garlic, lemon and parsley. But truly I can’t believe that’s it. It’s so addictive, it’s probably straight MSG or something.
Anyhoo, in a seemingly unrelated story, Israeli farmers grow a lot of cauliflower. Year-round. Cauliflower, cauliflower, cauliflower. I know it’s great for health and I do like it’s taste, but man, I get BORED of those giant white brains!
So tonight I’m standing in the kitchen thinking “What to do with this cauliflower?” and I get this Jimmy Neutron-esque Brain Blast:
Cauliflower with Green Herb Sauce
Glorious Green Herb Sauce
2 cups celery leaves*
2 cups fresh parsely leaves
1 cup fresh mint leaves
juice of 1 lemon
2 cloves garlic
1 T olive oil
Blend all in food processor. Add salt and pepper to taste.
*OK, so I used the celery leaves because Israeli farmers also grow a lot of celery. A LOT. Huge celery with tons of green leaves on top which you buy but then cannot fit in your fridge. I make juice with as many of the leaves as I can, but there are so many! If you live in a country not so celery-leaf-endowed, you can use more parsley.
Or use cilantro, which I really wanted to use, but I really want to not be divorced more.
Serve in falafel or over steamed cauliflower as above.Pin It