Paprika Yogurt Dressing with Red Bell Peppers, Curry, Mustard and Parsley

This is an old favorite of mine, going back to my college years. At my dorm, one of my friends’ dad worked for a large company that delivered meats and groceries for supermarkets. As a result, they were sent huge amounts of samples, which they stored in two large freezers. When he visited the dorm, he filled his car with samples for us all to enjoy. This included giant steaks, fast food pizzas, and meats of all types. So while my life up until then consisted of pizzas and chili, this was a challenge. You can’t just plop a steak in the microwave and eat it, so all we could really do was learn how to cook it right. As a consequence, our ‘kitchen’ began evolving some pretty advanced culinary tastes, and soon started to realize that there is more to life than fast-food pizza, and cooking is not really all that hard. One of the results of that time is this dressing, which we made to accompany a batch of frozen falafel. It’s easy, and complements both the falafel, but also meats very well. We will be using it in a few sandwiches soon to be released.

Dressing Recipe

  • 8 oz plain yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tsb finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp curry
  • 1/4 tsp ground green pepper and salt to taste
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley

Prepare the ingredients by cutting the red bell pepper and chop the parsley. Then stir everything together, and add salt and pepper to taste.

Below is an image of this paprika yogurt dressing used on a kafta sandwich.

Kafta Sandwich on Sourdough Bread with Black Bean Chilli Sauce, Lettuce, Yogurt Dressing and Green onions
Kafta Sandwich on Sourdough Bread with Black Bean Chili Sauce, Lettuce, Yogurt Dressing and Green onions
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