It's easy to make falafel a much healthier recipe by just adding a few veggies that no one will even notice. If you want to hide the red pepper, use yellow peppers instead and they can hardly be seen.
1/2 cups walnuts
1 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup buckwheat groats
1 stalk celery, cut into 1" pieces
2 cups chopped cauliflower
1 cup chopped red pepper
1 clove garlic
1/2 bunch parsley
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 Tablespoons tahini
2 teaspoons cumin
3/4 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
Combine walnuts, sunflower seeds and buckwheat groats in Vitamix and pulse chop until finely chopped. Be careful not to blend too long or it will be more like a nut butter. Transfer the nut/seed mixture to a large bowl.
Place the celery, cauliflower and red pepper in the Vitamix and cover with water. Pulse chop at low speed just a few times until the veggies are finely chopped but not pureed. Pour the veggies through a strainer and save the water. If there are any remaining veggies in the Vitamix container, pour the reserved water over them and pour them over the veggies in the strainer.
Remove the majority of the stem from the parsley and place in the Vitamix. Cover with the reserved water and pulse chop as you did the veggies. Strain the water from the parsley.
Add the strained veggies and parsley to the nut/seed mixture in the bowl. Knead the mixture together. Form into balls or patties.
If you prefer to use a food processor for this recipe, place all the above ingredients except the parsley in a food processor with S-blade. Run processor until finely chopped. Add parsley and pulse-chop until well combined.
Place on a 16” x 16” dehydrator tray with a mesh sheet and dehydrate at 110°F for 2-3 hours or until crispy on the outside but moist on the inside.
Serve in spinach or romaine leaves with shredded carrots, sweet potatoes or butternut squash and Lemon Tahini Sauce or your favorite sauce.
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In the following video I demonstrate how to create a staple stash of soaked,
sprouted and dehydrated nuts and seeds to make meal prep a breeze!
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