Raw Falafel with Tahini Dressing

One of my most favourite foods ever is falafel! so one of the first things I tried making raw was falafel with sprouted chickpeas. While they kind of had the right taste the texture was really dry :( .  I was determined to try this again and went with a recipe based on nuts rather than chickpeas. I do like the sprouted chickpeas in hummus though!

These falafel have a really great flavour that quite successfully mimics the real thing. The texture is also nice…crisp on the outside and soft in the middle (and without deep frying they are healthier too!).

Raw Falafel with Tahini Dressing 

Preparation time: 10mins (plus soaking and dehydrating time)
Serves 2

What you’ll need:

Dehydrator
Food processor

Falafel Ingredients:

  • 1 cup brazil nuts (soaked over night)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup each of fresh cilantro and parsley
  • 1 tsp each of dried coriander and cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Tahini Dressing
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of raw tahini
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup filtered water (or more to thin)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs finely chopped parsley

Place the nuts in a food processor and blend until they are ground fairly fine. Add the other ingredients and pulse until its all incorporated.

Form small balls straight on a dehydrator screen and dehydrate at 105 degrees for 6-8hrs. I found after 6 hours they were crisp on the outside and still soft in the middle.

For the tahini dressing simply put all ingredients minus the water in a small bowl and mix.  thoroughly. Gradually add the water to desired consistency.

Serve in a wrap or with salad topped with tahini dressing!

This recipe is based off the recipe Live Falafel in Thrive Foods.

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3 thoughts on “Raw Falafel with Tahini Dressing

  1. I love falafels, too! I’ve only ever made them myself once. They were baked and not worth making again… I could never deep fry something.

    I want to have some so bad now! I will have to try this recipe. It’ll be perfect to cleanse myself with some raw foods after Thanksgiving!

  2. Yay! I know I love falafel but not the oil plus I’ve never owned a deep fryer so the result shallow fried at home was never as nice (even oilier haha). I’m going to make these again soon! :)

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