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Falafel Hot Sauce

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Falafel hot sauce can be drizzled into a falafel pita sandwich or used for dipping.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 3/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon harissa (see below) or hot sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped


In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for 15 -20 minutes. Stir frequently.

Serve falafel hot sauce immediately as a dip for falafel or drizzle onto falafel pita sandwich. Falafel hot sauce is great at room temperature and even cold!

Store in refrigerator for up two weeks.

*Harissa recipe
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 2 out of 5
Tastes too much like tomato paste, Member IrishJennie

I made this sauce to go along with a middle-Eastern style meal including homemade pita, Ezme salatasi, hummus, etc. This was the only disappointment in the meal. To us, it tasted just like tomato paste, with very little other flavour. It was also too thick to 'drizzle' on anything. I wonder if there is a problem with the tomato paste-to-water ratio?

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