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Luna Grill

Impromptu dinner plans turn out to be the best, especially on a weeknight. I usually plan out my menu for the entire week on a Sunday night, and past Thursday was one of those evening where I was not in the mood to eat what I had on the menu. Instead, I was craving some Greek/Mediterranean style food. I could not think of anything else but to try the new Luna Grill just opened in Paseo Del Sur, Ca.


First off all, if you are not familiar with this fact, let me tell you that Luna Grill serves "REAL" food. Which means, their food items such as rice, meats and poultry are all non-GMO. They also make it a point to support the local farmers and serve fresh produce as part of their menu. This makes me feel so good about what I am putting into my body. It’s always good to know where your food is coming from, especially when eating out.

What I Ate

I ordered their vegetarian platter which included hummus, couscous, dolmas, falafels, pita bread and a side of dressing. Some people are not familiar with most of these items so let me explain what each dish is made of.


Hummus

Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) tahini (sesame paste), garlic and other seasoning with a hint of lemon juice all blended together in a paste like consistency. It can be spicy or with other fresh added flavors like cilantro or roasted peppers. Basically, a dip with a verity of flavors with a very rich taste. (Watch the recipe on my YouTube channel)


Couscous

Luna grill serves two types of couscous, one made of crushed wheat, and the other is simply rice grains known as Israeli couscous (also known as Pitim), shaped in little balls. I opted for these. At Luna grill, they season the Israeli couscous with lemon juice, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, parsley and various other seasonings. It has a very subtle and soft taste as it just melts in your mouth bursting with all the other flavors.


Dolmas