Knowledgeable about Kefir

Kefir is a fermented beverage that comes from the former Soviet Union region. It is comparable to a drinkable yoghurt full of protein, calcium, B vitamins, potassium and probiotics. Probiotic-rich foods include reduced cholesterol, lowered blood pressure, improved digestion and anti-inflammatory effects. Surprisingly although it is made from cow’s milk it is usually well tolerated by people with lactose intolerance due to the fermentation of the lactose by bacteria.

If you’re looking for a refreshing new salad recipe try out this kefir and falafel salad recipe!

Ingredients:

10-12 ready-made falafels

1 medium cucumber

2 thinly sliced shallots

1/2 avocado

Dressing:

150ml kefir

2 juiced limes

1 grind of garlic and herb seasoning 

2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 teaspoon of caster sugar

1/2 bunch of mint

Instructions: To begin, cook the falafels following pack instructions. While they bake, whisk together all the dressing ingredients with some seasoning in a large bowl. Halve the cucumber lengthwise, then use a small teaspoon to scrape out the watery seeds from the middle, then slice both halves into moon-shaped slices and tip into the dressing with the sliced shallot. Toss together Next, when the falafels are ready, divide the salad between plates and scatter over a little more mint and dill. Stone and dice the avocado and scatter over, followed by some black pepper and the falafels. Serve with warm pittas, if you like.