Hemp Falafel with Sunflower Seed Dip | #vegan #glutenfree

Hemp Falafel with Sunflower Seed Dip

  • Author: Contentedness Cooking
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 15 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free



For the Sunflower Seed Dressing:

  • 3 Tbs sunflower seed butter
  • 2 Tbs tamari sauce
  • 1 Tbs maple syrup
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice (optional)
  • water to thin

For the Hemp Falafel:

  • 2 14 oz (800 g) cans chickpeas
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs hemp protein powder (optional)
  • 45 Tbs hemp seeds
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 Tbs curry powder
  • 2 Tbs nutritional yeast
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • fresh herbs


For the Sunflower Seed Dressing:

  1. Mix all ingredients well together. If the dressing is too thick, use some water to thin.

For the Hemp Falafel:

  1. Preheat oven at 400ºF (200ºC).
  2. Transfer the chickpeas to a blender and pulse briefly. Then add all other ingredients except for the hemp seeds and process until you have a smooth paste.
  3. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. From the falafel dough, form about 15 balls. Roll them in the hemp seeds to cover, then transfer to the baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Turn occasionally so that the brown evenly.