Broccoli Falafel

DISCLAIMER: No vegetables were harmed in the making of these falafels.

Meet your new Meat-Free Monday go-to! These delicious Broccoli Falafels are a lazy gal’s best friend, taking only 10 minutes to whip up with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Extra points scored for the super nourishing Macadamia & Lucuma dressing, loaded with iron, calcium and healthy fats.

Did we mention they’re also gluten free, dairy free, and vegan? Yes please!


FALAFEL Ingredients
  • 1/2 head broccoli, roughly chopped and blanched
  • 3 cloves roasted garlic
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • Handful fresh coriander
  • 1 tin chickpeas, drained
  • 3 tablespoons gluten free flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 180C and line a baking tray.
  2. Place all ingredients (except sesame and olive oil) in food processor and process until well combined.
  3. Roll 2 tablespoons full of mixture into a ball, then roll in sesame seeds and place on tray.
  4. Drizzle in olive oil. Bake 30 minutes turning at 15 minutes. Serve with greens and drizzle in dressing.


  • 1/2 cup macadamias
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove roasted garlic
  • 1/2 zest lemon
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey or lucuma powder
  • Salt and pepper
Soak macadamias in boiling water for 4 hours or overnight. Place nuts in blender with all other ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. Store in refrigerator for 1 week.
TIP: Roasted garlic: bake a whole head of garlic for 15 minutes at 180C. Use for rich flavour anywhere you use