Broccoli Bites

TOTAL: 4 Hours 15 Minutes

YIEDS 36 Bites

Broccoli is the star ingredient in this take on the traditional Middle Eastern falafel. A great do-ahead recipe – shape into traditional rounds, into patties, or any shape you like. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to dehydrate or form into desired shape and store in the freeze for future use. I should note, while these broccoli bites are dehydrating, the aroma that drifts through the air is a delicious fragrant backdrop to any get together.

These little crowd pleasers are perfect served as an appetizer accompanied with hummus. Wrap in lettuce leaves with tomatoes, onions and tahini sauce for a substantial meal, or enjoy it alone as a quick and healthy snack.

Note: The dehydration time suggested is based on my personal preference on texture. Feel free to adjust dehydration time to suit your preference.

2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup onions, chopped
1 large clove garlic
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon fresh nutmeg
In a coffee grinder, grind sunflower seeds to a breadcrumb like consistency. Add ground sunflower seeds and the rest of the ingredients to a food processor. Process until the mixture turns into a paste. Transfer mixture to a bowl and refrigerate at least a half.

Scoop out a teaspoon of mixture, roll into a ball with the palms of your hands. Place on a dehydrator tray then place in the dehydrator. Remember to turn midway through dehydrating.

Dehydrate 4 hours.

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