Falafel & Cucumber Sauce

I love this easy recipe as an appetizer, or as a main course. And the best part is that it pairs well with our Pinot Noirs, and our Pinot Gris wines.

Ingredients

For Sauce:

  • 1 (6 ounce) container plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cucumber – peeled & finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • salt and pepper to taste

For Falafel:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas drained
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes (optional)

Directions

  • In a small bowl combine yogurt, cucumber, dill, salt, pepper and mix well. Chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • In a large bowl mash chickpeas until thick and pasty; don’t use a blender, as the consistency will be too thin.
  • In a blender, process onion, parsley and garlic until smooth. Stir into mashed chickpeas.
  • In a small bowl combine egg, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, cayenne, lemon juice and baking powder. Stir into chickpea mixture along with olive oil. Slowly add bread crumbs until mixture is not sticky but will hold together; add more or less bread crumbs, as needed. Form 8 balls and then flatten into patties.
  • Heat 1 inch of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry patties in hot oil until brown on both sides. Serve falafels on a plate topped with chopped tomatoes and cucumber sauce.

Two Wines Looking for their Forever Home

Our 2016 Pinot Noir Watershed & 2015 Pinot Gris are looking for good homes to go to. Most of their friends have left them now, and they are ready to go to their forever home to help decorate your dinner tables. They promise to bring good cheer to all! We are down to the final few cases of each of these wines.

2016 Pinot Noir Watershed
Year’s Best US Pinot Noir List 2019 – Wine & Spirits Magazine
93 points – Pinot File
92 points – Wine & Spirits Magazine

This Pinot Noir is named after the community watershed that we border, and also describes the faith required to make wine. This 2016 Pinot Noir is a gorgeous example of Dundee Hills Pinot that showcases black cherry fruit, tobacco and pepper with a medium round luscious mouthfeel. The finish is long with mouthwatering acidity that is balanced out with soft drying tannin. This wine is made to enjoy now! Pair it with an array of foods such as fish, pasta, appetizers, turkey, or simply a good friend or two. 

Bottle: $25
Cellar Door Club: $21.25

Purchase online, or call us at 503-864-4592.
Cellar Door Club members can email Paul@wintershillwine.com and we can charge your club account


2015 Pinot Gris
89 points-Vinous
89 points-Wine & Spirits
This classic example of stainless-steel fermented Pinot Gris is drinking exceptionally well after 4 years of being in the bottle! The wine is light, bright and refreshing with hints of citrus, green apple, tarragon, and white pepper to add a slight spiciness on the long juicy finish. This is the perfect wine to simply pop the cork and enjoy, or pair it with appetizers.

Bottle: $19
Cellar Door Club: $16.15

Purchase online, or call us at 503-864-4592.
Cellar Door Club members can email Paul@wintershillwine.com and we can charge your club account


Shipping cost:
1-6 bottles: $20     7-11 bottles: $30     12 bottles: Free

States we ship to:
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