|Chicken shawarma from the best Lebanese place in the city, Baraka Pita Bakery. |
So good, but the chicken was almost certainly fed GMOs and the pita is made from wheat. :'(
Middle Eastern Lettuce Wraps
Lettuce wraps are a very imprecise, so just stuff as much stuff in the lettuce as you want, the amounts don't really matter.
Ingredients10 large leaves romaine lettuce
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 or 2 tomatoes, cut into wedges or slices, or cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 english cucumber, thinly sliced lengthwise and cut in half crosswise
20 kalamata olives, cut in chunks
about 20 lactofermented rutabaga strips
1/4 cup tahini
juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 clove garlic, minced
salt, to taste
cayenne, to taste
2 Tbsp olive oil
water, to thin
2 tsp za'atar
1. To make the tahini sauce, just whisk everything together or combine in a food processor or blender. Add enough water to achieve your desired consistency. If you're whisking, the tahini may clump a bit, just add more water or stir it for a little longer.
2. Distribute the vegetables (and olives and optional additions) evenly in each of the lettuce leaves. Place them in the bottom half, where the stem is stiffer.
3. Drizzle with the sauce.
4. Fold the top half over and fold the sides under.
5. Serve, with more tahini sauce if desired.