Falafel Balls & Tzatziki Sauce (Raw, Vegan, GF)

I've had this recipe on my mind for a while now and finally took the time to work on it. It took a couple tries to get the flavors to where I was satisfied. This recipe is the end result. Now you also can enjoy these super healthy falafel balls with tzatziki sauce … raw vegan style! Let me know what you think of them! 

 

Falafel Balls

Ready in 20-30 minutes

Servings around 6

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sunflower seeds (soaked for 6-8 hours)
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 small handful fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp tamari
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 4 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • 2 tsp curry powder

 

Preparation

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and mix until well combined.
  2. Scoop a tablespoon of the mixture out at a time and roll in your hands to form a ball. Repeat until you get through all of the mixture.
  3. Place balls in an airtight food safe container and store in your refrigerator until ready to serve.
  4. Serve balls on top of living lettuce with diced tomatoes and tzatziki sauce (recipe below).




Tzatziki Sauce

Ready in 20-30 minutes

Servings around 10-12

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pine nuts, soaked for 30 minutes
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp dill
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • Pinch black pepper

Preparation

  1. Place all ingredients in your high speed blender and blend until mixture is smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour into an airtight, food safe container and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. This sauce tastes great poured over your falafel balls (recipe above).

 

 


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