Falafels With Basil Pesto



Makes: 12 balls



  1. In a bowl, combine falafel mix with water and olive oil.
  2. Allow liquid to absorb for 5 mins and stir again. Shape falafel mix into medium balls.
  3. Cook balls following directions below as desired:

    Oven Bake
     - Preheat oven to 200⁰C. Place balls on a paper-lined baking tray. Cover with foil and bake for 10 mins. Remove foil and bake for a further 10 mins.   

    Pan Fry - Shallow fry balls in oil for 7-10 mins until browned, flipping halfway through.

  4. Allow to cool for 5 mins.




    • 1/3 cup olive oil
    • 3 tbsp pine nuts
    • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
    • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
    • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
    • Pinch of salt


    1. In your Vitamix, combine olive oil, pine nuts, parmesan, garlic, basil leaves and a pinch of salt. Blend until smooth.
    2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


    Serve the falafel balls with the pesto and enjoy!


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