Falafel Recipe | The Best Raw Vegan Falafel Balls

What are falafels without the perfect crispy falafel ball? Texture and taste is key. After trying more than a few recipes, I really feel I nailed it! This recipe is fairly easy to make, tastes just like the real thing, and leaves you feeling light!

I hope you love the recipe n wishing you Happy Holidays 🙂

best falafel balls recipe raw vegan

Ingredients: Makes 12 – 20 balls depending on size 🙂


1/3 medium Caulifower

1?4 cup raw Walnuts

1?2 medium Carrot

1?2 medium Zucchini

2 Green Onions

Cilantro, Oregano, and Parsley, to taste


1?2 medium Zucchini

1/6 cup dry Chickpeas* (Soaked 12 hours, sprouted 6 – 24 hours rinsing 2 times a day )

1 Lemon

1?4 small Red Onion

1 small handful raw Pumpkin Seeds

Optional: 1 clove Garlic, 1 tsp Cumin

Loosely chop the cauliflower, walnuts, carrot and zucchini from the dry ingredients, pulse using a food processor in batches (if you do not have a food processor you can grate ingredients) adding the green onions and herbs to taste. You are looking to achieve a “couscous” type texture, mix together well. Peel zucchini in the wet list, blend with soaked and sprouted chickpeas, juiced lemon, red onion, pumpkin seeds and optional ingredients (recommended). Pour wet ingredients over dry, mix really well. Should be thick and slightly wet. Gently form into small golf ball sized falafels using just enough pressure for just a tiny bit of juice to come out. Place on dehydrator trays (I recommend excalibur – grab yours here for the best deal) and dehydrate for 6-8 hours at 115° turning over once, front balls to the back and back to the front, 4-5 hours into the dehydrating time. Balls should be crisp on the outside, slightly moist in the middle.

Double, triple, quadruple the recipe and freeze for up to a few months for future Frickin Falafels, or maybe a falafel party! Serious stuff. 😉

Falafel recipe raw vegan

Serve warm on a salad or in the beautiful Frickin’ Falafel recipe with Tzatziki and Tabouli!

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Bonus Recipe



1/6 cup dry Chickpeas* (Soaked 12 hours, sprouted 6 – 24 hours rinsing 2 times a day )

1/2 zucchini

2 tablespoons tahini

juice of 2 medium lemons

1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes

Optional Ingredients:

1 tablespoon cumin

2 teaspoons coriander

dash or two cayenne pepper

Starting with dried garbanzo beans the day before, place in a large bowl and fill with purified water. The beans will double in size so be sure to cover and leave plenty of extra water for them to soak up, about 2 to 3 times as much water. Soak for 8 -12 hours. Rinse and drain thoroughly. Leave your beans anywhere at room temp and rinse and drain once every 8 – 12 hours for up to two days.

Peel zucchini and rough chop, place all your ingredients into your blender (zucchini first)and blend until creamy. Taste for flavor adding anything extra you like. If its too thick add 1 tablespoon of purified water at a time until desired consistency.

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  1. I recently tried these falafels. What a huge success! Even my husband who is not a raw fan and loves salt and oil enjoyed them!!! Although he did end up dipping them in organic tamarind sauce 🙂 I replaced the walnuts with more sprouted chickpeas and used half sprouted sunflower seeds and half sesame seeds instead of the pumpkin seeds. And I added more cumin, a little cayenne pepper, some turmeric and some curry blend. Thanks for a really fantastic recipe!

    1. Aww bliss you Annette, so happy to hear you both enjoyed it and that you had fun playing with and tweaking the recipe! Thanks for the awesome comment, wishing you both the best n much PeaceLovenSeasonalFruit ck

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