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Nut Falafel Balls with Tahini Drizzle

Georgia’s Nut Falafel Balls with Tahini Drizzle

Credit: Georgia Harding

This is a really simple, tasty vegan meal or snack. The nuts and seeds are a great source of protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals. The vegetables contribute fibre and nutrient-dense carbohydrate.

Makes: approx. 10 balls



  • ¼ cup sesame seeds, to coat
  • ½ cup raw cashew nuts
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp hulled tahini
  • Handful mint leaves
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 10cm red capsicum, roughly chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • Good pinch sea salt
  • Ground pepper, to taste

  • Tahini Drizzle
  • 3 tbsp hulled tahini
  • Juice 1 small lemon
  • 1 tsp honey or rice-malt syrup
  • Good pinch sea salt
  • Water, to thin sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 220ºC.
  2. Place sesame seeds on plate.
  3. To make falafel balls, process all ingredients (except sesame seeds) in powerful food processor until it forms coarse paste.
  4. Form balls from about 1 tbsp of paste and roll in sesame seeds.
  5. Place on lined baking tray and bake for about 20 mins or until golden brown.
  6. To make tahini drizzle, combine all ingredients, adding enough water (tablespoon by tablespoon) to make thick sauce.
  7. Serve hot or cold in wrap or on bed of salad.


Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.