Falafel is a popular Middle Eastern dish that’s made from ground chickpeas and fava beans. The chickpeas are mixed with aromatic spices and then formed into balls or patties. These are then deep fried until they’re crispy, and served with a dipping sauce or salad.
On June 12, 2022, we celebrate International Falafel Day! Why? Because on this day in 1862, a Jewish man by the name of Abraham Levitsky opened up the first falafel stand in Jerusalem. Levitsky is also credited with inventing the falafel ball!
So mark your calendars and come celebrate Falafel Day with us!
What is International Falafel Day?
International Falafel Day is a day to celebrate the delicious and healthy falafel. Falafel is a type of sandwich made from ground chickpeas and often served with tahini sauce or with pickled vegetables.
Falafel is a popular dish in many countries, including Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. It is also popular in the United States, where it is often found at pizza restaurants and in catering services.
Happy International Falafel Day!
What are the Benefits of Eating Falafel?
Falafel are a type of Middle Eastern food made from ground chickpeas. Falafel balls are often served as an appetizer or main course, and they can be filled with a variety of ingredients, including vegetables, spices, and sometimes melted cheese.
Falafel can be a healthy meal option if eaten in moderation. They are high in fiber and contain a number of vitamins and minerals. Falafel also have low fat and cholesterol levels, making them a good choice for people who are looking to reduce their intake of unhealthy fats and cholesterol.
Some people believe that falafel are the origin of the popular donut. Falafel were first cooked in a ball form in Egypt in the 1940s, and they quickly became popular throughout the Middle East. Today, falafel is a popular food worldwide and can be found in many different countries.
There are many benefits to eating falafel, and June is International Falafel Day to celebrate all of the delicious ways that this food can be enjoyed!
How to Celebrate International Falafel Day
To celebrate International Falafel Day, you can enjoy a delicious falafel sandwich or wrap at your favorite restaurant or eat it at home. Here are some tips on how to celebrate the day:
1. Make a falafel sandwich or wrap at home. To make a falafel sandwich or wrap, start by mixing 2 cups of cooked chickpeas (or white beans) with 1 tsp. of salt, 1/2 cup of chopped onion, 1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley, and 1 clove of minced garlic. Shape the mixture into a ball and then flatten it into a patty. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add enough oil to coat the pan. Add the patty and cook for about 4 minutes per side, until browned and crispy. Serve hot on your favorite bread or tortilla.
2. Enjoy a falafel sandwich or wrap at your favorite restaurant. If you’re looking for something more adventurous, try enjoying a falafel sandwich or wrap at your favorite restaurant. Many restaurants offer variations of the traditional falafel sandwich or wrap that are sure to please everyone in your party.
International Falafel Day 2022: Conclusion
Hello everyone! It’s International Falafel Day, and as such we wanted to share a quick article on the wonderful world of falafel. Falafels are a type of Middle Eastern food that is made from ground chickpeas. They can be served as part of a sandwich or as an appetizer, and they are often packed with flavor. If you’re interested in trying out some falafels this summer, be sure to mark June 12th in your calendar!