RECIPES: Authentic Mediterranean cuisine from Sabas restauarant

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Hummus B' Tahini

4 cups of cooked garbanzo beans
1 cups lemon juice
3/4 cup tahini
2 table spoons olive oil
3/4 table spoon ground garlic
3/4 table spoon salt
Place all ingredients in a food processor. Turn food processor on high until hummus is to your desired texture. If you would like hummus smoother and thinner add more olive oil. You can add salt and lemon to your taste as well. Put into container and refrigerate. Serve with warm pitas, veggie slices or chips.
Soaking the Garbanzo Beans
·    Measure the amount of Garbanzo Beans you need for the recipe you wish to make. Two cups of dried Garbanzo Beans will yield approximately 4 cups of cooked chickpeas. place the Garbanzo Beans in a cooking pot and add cold water, covering the Garbanzo Beans with several inches of water. Place the lid on the pot and let the chickpeas sit on the stove top or counter overnight.Drain the water from the Garbanzo Beans. The Garbanzo Beans are now ready to be cooked.
·    Cooking The Garbanzo Beans
·    Place the chickpeas back into the cooking pot and fill the pot with water, bringing the water level to within 3 to 4 inches from the top.Place the pan on the stove and turn the heat to medium. Bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer the Garbanzo Beans for at least an hour or until the peas are soft but not breaking apart. Strain the chickpeas in the colander to remove excess liquid.

Looking for some authentic Mediterranean food, but a trip to Greece is not in the stars? Well you can get the real deal right here in the Valley!
Head to Saba's Mediterranean Restaurant on the southwest corner of Bell Rd. and Tatum Blvd., where they serve up authentic Mediterranean food that would make yaya proud.
Some of their signature dishes include their world famous gyros, a seasoned mix of lamb and beef shaved off the spit and steamed which makes the meat leaner and extremely tender all wrapped into a pita with lettuce tomato and homemade tzatziki sauce. You'll want to sample their lamb shank as well, this fall off the bone leg of lamb that is braised for 4 hours and topped with a phenomenal tomato garlic sauce and served with your choice of two sides. Other favorites include The Prawns dinner, tiger shrimp sautéed in white wine, garlic, onions, feta cheese and tomato sauce served with you choice of two sides. Also their chicken shawarma, tender chicken breast that is marinated grilled and topped with a zesty lemon garlic sauce which you can get as a pita wrap, on a salad or as an entrée with your choice of two sides. Don't miss their authentic homemade hummus and falafel that taste like they came from the streets of Israel. -- by far the best in town!
Saba's has a variety of menu items that will satisfy anyone. They have been a family owned and operated restaurant since 1995 with a casual and family friendly atmosphere that is must try hidden gem of the valley. So head over for lunch with some friends or take your family to a nice dinner without breaking the bank.

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