Raw Falafels with Tzatziki Sauce

Raw Falafels with Tzatziki Sauce

By Tiasha Slana      , ,

January 22, 2015

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Want something savory, creamy and full of flavor? Then you just have to try these falafels. I have prepared them even for my nonraw friends and they all loved it! They taste just like the real thing, but without the unhealthy fats. 😉

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • 30 mins

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 30 mins

  • Yields: 3 Servings

Ingredients

FALAFEL

2,5 cup (320 g) chopped carrots

¾ cup (70 g) celery

2 Tbsp (30 g) sunflower seeds

¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

¼ tsp cumin seeds, grounded

⅛ cup sesame seeds

TZATZIKI SAUCE

1 cup (125 g) chopped zucchini, peeled

1 cup (125 g) chopped cucumbers, peeled

⅛ cup (20 g) macadamia nuts

1 Tbsp lemon juice

1 Tbsp lime juice

½ Tbsp chives, chopped

extra 1 small (100 g) cucumber, peeled

TAHINI SAUCE

½ Tbsp lemon juice

1 Tbsp water

1 Tbsp tahini or grounded sesame seeds

PICKLED TURNIPS

1 large (200 g) turnip, spiralized

1 Tbsp beet juice

1 tsp lemon juice

TO SERVE

1 head (400 g) lettuce

7 oz (200 g) baby spinach

3 tomatoes, cubed

Directions

FALAFEL

Coarsely chop carrots and celery.

Mix sunflower and sesame seeds in the food processor until ground.

Add carrots and celery and process until well mixed.

Add chopped fresh parsley and ground cumin seeds and process.

Form into balls, then roll into sesame seeds.

(The mixture will be quite wet, so be patient when forming the balls.)

Transfer to the dehydrator and dehydrate for 3 - 4 hours at 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46°C).

TZATZIKI SAUCE

Mix all the ingredients in the blender, except the extra 100 g cucumber.

Finely chop the extra 100 g cucumber and mix it in the sauce with the spoon.

TAHINI SAUCE

Mix all the ingredients together.

PICKLED TURNIPS

Spiralize turnips and mix them with lemon and beet juice.

TO SERVE

Wash lettuce and baby spinach and mix them together with tomatoes.

Put falafels on the bed of lettuce and pour tahini over them.

Put pickled turnips beside them.

Pour tzatziki sauce in a little bowl and put it on the plate as well.

This recipe has a liitle more fat in it, but it still stays in the low fat range (only 17 g fat per serving).

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