Sunflower Seed Falafel Balls with Tahini Dipping Sauce By: Lee Holmes

Unfortunately, the kebab-shop versions of these popular little plant-based pleasures are full
of refined wheat and fried in cheap seed oils. Cook them at home to ensure an array of healthy ingredients in every bite with these sunflower seed and cashew-based delights.

Falafel Ball Ingredients

  • 75 g (21/2 oz/1/2 cup) sunflower seeds
  • 80 g (23/4 oz/1/2 cup) cashews
  • 1 tablespoon organic nut butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped coriander 
  • (cilantro) leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red 
  • Capsicum (pepper)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 shallot, chopped
  • Pinch of celtic sea salt
  • 40 g (11/2 oz/1/4 cup) toasted sesame seeds, for coating
  • lettuce leaf, to serve

Tahini Dipping Sauce Ingredients

 

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F/Gas 7) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • To make the tahini dipping sauce, place all the ingredients in a food processor with 2 tablespoons of filtered water and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Place all the falafel ingredients, except the sesame seeds and lettuce, in a food processor and pulse until thoroughly blended.
  • Use an ice-cream scoop to form round balls. Roll in the sesame seeds, transfer to the baking tray and bake for 20 minutes, or until crispy.
  • Serve in a lettuce leaf and dress with the tahini dipping sauce.


About These Ingredients

Sunflower Seeds

Packed full of fibre and healthy fats, these Organic Sunflower Seeds will have you feeling sunny and playful all day long! These seeds are a great source of magnesium, selenium and antioxidants. They promote cardiovascular health with a healthy amount of cholesterol. 

Cashews 

These kidney shaped nuts are lower in fat than other nuts and are high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to assist the body function. 

Cumin

With an earthy, spicy and warm flavour, cumin is thought to have dozens of health benefits thanks to its rich antioxidant content

Tahini

This creamy spread is rich in minerals, a great source of calcium and can assist in balancing out female hormones. 

Stevia Liquid

A natural sweetener that contains zero calories. It is extracted without the use of chemicals then carefully blended with distilled water and the most natural preservatives available.

Celctic Sea Salt

100% natural and chemical free, containing minerals and natural trace elements essential to the body's daily needs.