Three dishes added to the menu of the Mediterranean Grill offer a light healthy meal, says executive chef Paolo Vasapolli.
He is trying several new features at the food station in the CAW Student Centre’s Market Place:
- a veggie sampler plate of salad, hummus, falafel, stuffed grape leaves and pita for $8.95, and
- diner’s choice of hummus or tzatziki dip with pita bread for $5.
Hummus is a smooth paste of ground chickpeas, sesame butter, olive oil, lemon and garlic. Tzatziki is a salad of cucumber in yogurt mixed with garlic and dill. Falafel are fried patties of mashed chickpeas and spices.
“These are nutritious dishes that reflect traditions going back centuries in the cultures of the eastern Mediterranean,” says Vasapolli. “I know these flavours are gaining in popularity. If you haven’t tried them yet, now is a perfect time!”