There’s a new culinary sensation making waves in the heart of Greenpoint. Greta Coffee and Kitchen, a charming, woman-led café located at 204 Nassau Ave., is delighting locals with its unique blend of Israeli and Mediterranean dishes, and of course, its locally roasted specialty coffee. The café, named in honor of the owner’s grandmother who ran a family restaurant in Tel Aviv in the 1940s, is now sharing the secret recipe of one of its most popular dishes – the Falafel Crumble Salad.
Decoding the Magic of Greta’s Falafel Crumble Salad
As summer heats up, Greta Coffee and Kitchen has decided to share the recipe for its famous Falafel Crumble Salad. Bursting with vibrant flavors, this salad is the perfect antidote to a hot summer day. Here’s how you can recreate this delightful dish at home.
For the Falafel Crumble, you’ll need dry chickpeas, a mix of parsley, mint, and cilantro, yellow onion, garlic cloves, cumin, and paprika. The Tahini requires tahini paste, lemon juice, and cold water. For the salad, gather cucumber, tomato, shredded red and green cabbage, and pickles.
Start by preparing the Falafel Crumble. Blend the chickpeas with herbs, onion, garlic, cumin, paprika, and salt. Spread the mixture on an oiled baking sheet and bake until golden and crispy. For the Tahini, mix tahini paste, lemon juice, salt, and cold water until creamy. Assemble the salad by spreading the tahini at the bottom of the plate, topping it with a mix of chopped vegetables, and finally, the falafel crumble. Garnish with mixed herbs and serve.
A Culinary Delight
Greta’s Falafel Crumble Salad is a testament to the café’s commitment to offering unique, flavorful dishes. The combination of crispy falafel crumble, creamy tahini, and fresh vegetables creates a symphony of flavors that is hard to resist. So, why not try making this delightful salad at home? It’s the perfect way to bring a taste of Greta Coffee and Kitchen to your own kitchen.