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.
Raw & Easy Falafel Bites
A Holoholo Farm Recipe by Chef Emily Beagle
Makes 10 to 12 approx. 1-inch balls
- 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.