I LOVE Falafel but not the fat that comes along with it so I created a healthier version.. Traditional Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, aka garbanzo beans. Think of it as Middle Eastern Fast Food. I wanted to bump up the flavors and keep it raw (and bean less) yet full of protein from seeds.
Even though these have no chickpeas like traditional falafel does, It really does taste like falafel. Just for the record, I have made raw falafel with sprouted chickpeas – it’s just not for me.
You will need a food processor & a dehydrator for this recipe.
You can eat these falafel’s in a sandwich, on a pita, salad or by themselves. I really love to eat them with hummus or a lemon tahini dressing. By dehydrating them at such a slow low temp, these retain all the vitamins since you are not “cooking” them while giving them a crispier outside cooked texture.
Im talking about the green pumpkin seed.. NOT the white ones which contain the outer shell…
In the photo, I made a RAW vegetable flat bread out of ground flax seed, zucchini sundried tomato & herbs and then dehydrated. It is soooo good. Just about zero carbs and satisfies any “bread” craving.
I also grew the sprouts and added them for texture. Growing sprouts is super easy, your kids can do it..I have written a post on it HERE: