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Nut falafel with tahini drizzle - These Nut Falafel with a tahini drizzle are a really simple, tasty vegan meal or snack. They are delicious in a wrap or on a salad plate.
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Nut Falafel with a tahini drizzle

This quick and easy legume free falafel makes for a delicious lunch or dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4


  • 75 g raw cashew nuts (½ cup)
  • 70 g sunflower seeds (½ cup)
  • 1 tbsp hulled tahini 
  • ¼ bunch/s fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ red capsicum/s - roughly chopped
  • 1 clove/s garlic
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper - to taste
  • 35 g sesame seeds (¼ cup) for coating

Tahini Drizzle

  • 3 tbsp hulled tahini 
  • 1 lemon/s (small) juice
  • 1 tsp rice malt syrup or honey
  • ½ tsp sea salt - or to taste
  • Water - to thin sauce


  • Preheat oven to 220℃/430°F (fan-forced). Place approx. ¼ cup of sesame seeds onto a plate.
  • 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).
  • Form balls (with about a tablespoon of paste) and roll into the sesame seeds.
  • Place onto a lined baking tray for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • To make the Tahini drizzle, combine all of the ingredients adding enough water (tablespoon by tablespoon) to make a thick sauce.


  • Serve hot or cold in a wrap or on a bed of salad.


  • Re-heat in a low oven until just hot.


  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • The uncooked falafel can also be frozen (bake from frozen).



Replace the garlic with a teaspoon of ground cumin and a pinch of cayenne.

Vegan and fructose friendly

Choose rice malt as your sweetener (in the sauce).

I'd love to hear how you like this legume free falafel. Post a comment or rate this recipe.