(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday, try these raw falafel wraps with an apricot tahini sauce.

Although raw falafel is very different from baked falafel, they are both equally tasty. But these are a much healthier alternative to traditional deep-fried falafels.

Carrots and sesame seeds add a subtle taste, while the cumin and Za’atar bring out warm Middle Eastern flavors. The kale and cauliflower rice give the wraps some crunchiness, while the avocado adds a creamy texture.

Top it all off with an apricot tahini dressing for some nutty sweetness. As always, happy eating! — Global Animal

Raw Falafel Wraps With Apricot Tahini Sauce. Photo Credit: Black White Vivid

Raw Falafel Wraps With Apricot Tahini Sauce

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:

Raw Falafel
  • 1½ cups carrot pulp (or grated carrots)
  • ½ cup ground sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseeds
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp za’atar (or any other North African/Middle Eastern spice mix)
  • ½ cup parsley leafes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • salt
Wraps
  • 4 big kale leaves
  • ½ avocado
  • 2 cups chopped cauliflower
Dressing
  • ½ cup tahini
  • 2-3 dried apricot
  • salt

Directions:

  1. Add parsley, carrot pulp, lemon juice, spices, ground sesame and flaxseeds as well as olive oil to a blender or food processor and blend until well combined
  2. Remove falafel mixture from food processor and form 6-8 falafel balls using your hands
  3. Transfer the chopped cauliflower to a blender or food processor and pulse the cauliflower until completely broken down into rice-sized granules
  4. Slice the avocado and wash the kale leaves
  5. For the dressing, add tahini, dried apricots and salt to a blender and blend until smooth
  6. To prepare wraps, put a kale leaf in a large serving bowl
  7. Spoon a generous portion of cauliflower rice into the wrap. Add 2 raw falafel, 2 slices of avocado and drizzle apricot tahini dressing over the wrap
  8. Repeat this step for the other wraps

Recipe Courtesy of Black White Vivid

More Black White Vivid: http://blackwhitevivid.com/raw-falafel-wraps-with-apricot-tahini-sauce/

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