Now, these are DEEEEEEElish! I was never a huge fan of SAD falafels, as they are made with chickpea powder and deep-fried (yuck!), but these.....Oh my! They are light and fluffy, and taste a thousand times better. Plus, they smell so good while in the dehydrator! An absolute 'must try'!
I’m not all that crazy about eating a lot of beans, they just don’t digest well for me. But, I love falafel, which is usually made with chickpeas. The solution: almonds! These are out of this world! Dehydrate them for only a few hours and they come out fluffy and soft.
2 cups almonds
1/2 cup cilantro
1/4 cup parsley
4 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons tahini
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 cup water
In a food processor, blend the almonds until fine.
Add the remaining ingredients, and blend well.
Roll mixture into small balls and place on a mesh dehydrator screen.
Dehydrate at 105 degrees for 4-5 hours, longer if you desire a crispy falafel.
Soaking makes nuts/seeds a lot more digestable so I do so as often as possible.
As I always like to fill the D right up whenever I use it, whenever I have extra space, I dehydrate soaked nuts and seeds so I have them all ready to use in a recipe that calls for unsoaked or dry ones. All it requires is for you to do a little planning ahead before doing some 'unbaking'.
Oh, and about the skins... Nah! Way too much work for me! lol
Thank you, Carmella. Since this is my last day with the fasting bandits, I started to plan meals for tomorrow. I might not eat too much (maybe just for dinner) but my hubby can't wait to eat some yummy raw stuff.
I plan to make these falafels, the black sesame bread, the curry pate and the spinach palak. I think it's going to fill up my Dehydrator and with salads, we'll be ok for a few days.
As I always like to fill the D right up whenever I use it, whenever I have extra space, I dehydrate soaked nuts and seeds so I have them all ready to use in a recipe that calls for unsoaked or dry ones.
Carmella, how do you store your soaked nuts/seeds? And how do you store your soaked and dehydrated nuts/seeds? Can any of this be frozen?
I use soaked nuts and seeds pretty much right away. I do sometimes put soaked almonds in the fridge, covered in fresh water, if I didn't get around to making milk with them or using them in a recipe. Soaked sunflower seeds I find need using very quickly as they seem to turn brown the longer they sit on the counter.
The dehydrated seeds/nuts can be kept in the fridge or probably in the freezer if stored in an airtight container; a double layer would help to avoid frostbite (for ex: 2 ziplock bags, one in the other, or a ziplock bag in a plastic container.)