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Raw Falafels

Raw FalafelsI was walking past this restarant in Vancouver yesterday, and I suddenly wanted a falafel like nobody’s business! But those rotating stacks of meat are so unappetizing I stayed clear of this place. lol So I went home and started experiementing with my own version of falafel, raw style! Here we go!

  • 2 cups of almonds
  • 1/2 cup of fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro
  • 1 lemon – juiced
  • 2 tbsp of tahini
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic (depending on how much you love it)
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 tsp of cumin
  • 1/2 tsp of corriander
  • 1/2 tsp of sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp of cayenne

Optional:

  • 1/4 cup of almond pulp
  • 1/4 cup of ground flax seed
  1. Grind almonds in food processor until very fine powder.
  2. Add remaining ingredients excpet almond pulp and flax seed, and blend well until everything is well mixed.
  3. Taste test! If you feel you would like more garlic, cayenne or salt, this is the time 🙂
  4. If you would like a little crunch to your falafel, mix almond pulp and flax in a small food processor or grinder to make a powder.
  5. Take about about a tablespoon size amount of falafel mixture out and roll into a ball.  Then roll in your almond pulp/flax mixture (for a little crunch), then place on your dehydrator tray. Repeat until you have finished mixture.  This should make about 14 -16 falafels.
  6. Dehyrate falafels for about 6 hours, and serve with some homemade sprouted hummous or on a fresh salad.

 Enjoy! 😀