Quick & Easy Raw Falafel Bites

Quick & Easy Raw Falafel Bites
January 24, 2016 holoholo

No cooking necessary for these tasty bites, made with sunflower and pumpkin seed flours! These are easy to make and fun to get the kids involved in preparing.

Quick & Easy Raw Falafel Bites - Holoholo General Store

Raw & Easy Falafel Bites

A Holoholo Farm Recipe by Chef Emily Beagle

Makes 10 to 12 approx. 1-inch balls

Quick & Easy Raw Falafel Bites - Holoholo General StoreIngredients

  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 to 4 sun-dried tomato halves, soaked in warm water*
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • small dry chili, crushed, or red pepper flakes
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • dry oregano
  • herbes de Provence
  • salt and pepper

Grind the seeds into fine flour using a coffee grinder or a food processor. (If you have a “bullet” style personal blender with a flat-blade attachment, that works, too!) Finely chop walnuts and tomatoes. Mince garlic, or press through a garlic press.

Combine all ingredients with the seed flour and mix well with your hands.

Take a small amount of the mixture, about 1½ to 2 tablespoons, and roll into balls. You should get 10 to 12 falafel bites. Serve immediately, or refrigerate for later.

*If you use dry tomatoes, soak in warm water for 15 to 20 minutes, until soft and plump. Squeeze excess water out before chopping. You can also use bottled-in-oil tomatoes; drain well before using.