{recipe} Super Easy Falafel & Lemon Garlic Aioli

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Raw Falafel with AioliI made them less than 24 hours ago, and literally they’re all gone.

Gone!

And… I’m going to make more tonight. For whatever reason I was really jonesing for some falafel and still am. I think I was just wanting a “comfort” food, but who knows. All I know for sure is that this definitely hit the spot. These recipes are SO easy but seriously come out woooonderful and very much like the real thing (but better, seriously!!).

I hope you can try these. You’ll notice from the ingredients and easy prep that it’s hardly a stretch. PLUS, if only I could haven’t not EATEN them, because of the ingredients and dehydration, they would easily keep in an airtight container in the fridge for as much as 1-2 weeks. Meaning: Ready anytime! (Until they run out…)

FALAFEL INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups roughly chopped carrots
  • 1 cup dry sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds, ground (after grinding, equals 1/3 cup)
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, well chopped
  • 3 Tbsp diced onion
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp curry
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds (to be added after processing!)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. First add only the carrots to the food processor, and process until your carrots are nearly a paste. (Very well chopped!)
  2. Next add in the sunflower seeds, flax seeds, garlic, and spices and process until well mixed.
  3. Finally, add the onion and parsley, making sure to scrape the sides as needed to mix everything together well.
  4. Move to a large bowl, and add the sesame seeds by hand.
  5. Roll 1 Tbsp at a time into falafel balls, then place directly onto the dehydrator sheets and dehydrate for 2-12 hours depending on how moist you prefer the inside to be. The longer you dehydrate, the more crisp the outside becomes

LEMON GARLIC AIOLI INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup dry cashews
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 lemon, juiced

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Process the cashews, garlic, and salt in a coffee grinder or spice mill until there are NO remaining chunks.
  2. Remove from the food processor, add to bowl with the lemon juice, and whip with a fork.

Falafel wrapped upOne of the things I love about raw is that, now that I’ve made some changes in the way I see food, it’s absurdly easy.

As long as the food (like a pate, “burger” patty, guacamole, the falafel, etc. ~ whatever I have on hand!) is YUMMY and visually appealing, I can throw some sort of sauce (which I also usually have on hand…) and/or the other food inside of even just some lettuce, call it a wrap, and VOILA! it’s a meal.

As it turns out, THIS meal was ridiculously good!! And so fresh but yet filling and indulgent. Such a winning combo!!

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