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…)
- 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!)
- First add only the carrots to the food processor, and process until your carrots are nearly a paste. (Very well chopped!)
- Next add in the sunflower seeds, flax seeds, garlic, and spices and process until well mixed.
- Finally, add the onion and parsley, making sure to scrape the sides as needed to mix everything together well.
- Move to a large bowl, and add the sesame seeds by hand.
- 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
- Process the cashews, garlic, and salt in a coffee grinder or spice mill until there are NO remaining chunks.
- Remove from the food processor, add to bowl with the lemon juice, and whip with a fork.
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!!