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Nut Falafel with a tahini drizzle

Nut Falafel

These Nut Falafel are a really simple, tasty vegan meal or snack. They are so easy to make and I often get the kids to do all the rolling because it’s a perfect job for little hands.

I’ve had loads of fails with more traditional falafels over the years, but these little balls of yum, never let me down. I hope you like them too.

Health benefits
The nuts and seeds are a great source of protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals. The vegetables contribute fibre and nutrient dense carbohydrate.

Makes about 10 balls

75g (½ cup) raw cashew nuts
70g (½ cup) sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon hulled tahini
Handful of mint leaves
1 teaspoon cumin, ground
10cm piece of red capsicum, roughly chopped
1 large clove of garlic
Good pinch of sea salt
Ground pepper, to taste
Sesame seeds, for coating

Tahini drizzle
3 tablespoons hulled tahini
Juice one small lemon
1 teaspoon of honey or rice malt syrup
Good pinch of sea salt
Water, to thin the sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 220℃. Place approx. ¼ cup of sesame seeds onto a plate.
  2. To make the falafel balls, process all of the ingredients (except the sesame seeds) in a powerful food processor until it forms a course paste (Thermomix 30 seconds, speed 6, scraping the sides until combined).
  3. Form balls (with about a tablespoon of paste) and roll into the sesame seeds.
  4. Place onto a lined baking tray for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. To make the Tahini drizzle, combine all of the ingredients adding enough water (tablespoon by tablespoon) to make a thick sauce.
  6. Serve hot or cold in a wrap or on a bed of salad.

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Nut Falafel

  • Rachel

    So there are no chickpeas in your falafels? Intriguing!! I must make these!

    • Love to hear what you think Rach – I find I get more consistent results with this version, though I still love the traditional G x

  • YUM! And I love that they don’t contain legumes/chickpeas. I love chickpeas but I find them a little less gentle on the tummy. Definitely giving these a go!

  • Riki

    Kids loved these! Thanks so much Georgia… Pity can’t put in lunchboxes because of the nuts.

    • Thrilled you liked them Riki. Yes agree they would be great in school lunches, real shame G x

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