Mini Falafels

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These delicious falafel balls by Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen are packed full of flavor, offer a hearty, filling texture, and make a wonderful addition to a green salad loaded with fresh greens, sprouts, sea vegetables, cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, and a creamy tahini or hummus style dressing. Oh, and they’re super simple to make too! If you don’t have a dehydrator try using the lowest setting on your oven with the door left slightly ajar and cut down your drying time. Enjoy!


1 1/2 cup walnuts, soaked
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/3 cup each fresh parsley, cilantro
1 1/4 t cumin
1/2 t dried oregano
2 T olive oil
1/2 t sea salt
1/4 t ground pepper
~2 T water, as needed


1) Combine the greens, oil, water, garlic and spices into a food processor and process until a paste/liquid forms, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.

2) Once the liquid forms, add your walnuts and process until a dough forms. Be careful with the water, it is needed more to facilitate the processing than as a major component; too much will make it too wet

3) Scoop out, using a Tablespoon measurer, and place on the mesh sheet of a dehydrator tray. Mine only made about 6 mini falafels. If you want more, double the recipe or add another cup of nuts. Dehydrate at 105 overnight. The outer layer should be firm and almost crispy. The inside should be soft but dried.

4) Serve as you'd like! I served mine with a zucchini hummus dressing over lettuce and zucchini noodles. YUM!




Marquis MatsonAbout Marquis Matson

My name is Marquis. I'm a 20-something young professional making my way up in this world. I'm mostly silly, extremely ambitious, and a Scorpio, which means I'm incredibly passionate about everything. I am in love with the raw food movement but I'm the first to say that I do not eat 100% raw all the time. Some days I do but most days it's about 80%. Some days, still, it's even less. And I believe that's okay!! I have create Real Raw Kitchen at the urging of my friends to help spread the raw food love. This is my hobby, my passion, and my creative outlet. My goal with this website is to show everyone how easy, delicious, and accessible a raw food diet is.

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