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Chickpea Balls

The chickpea balls here are inspired by my memory of a falafel. I used to love it. It was one of the staples in my diet during my university years. Just this time, I decided to let my creativity unleash itself and added something that might sound strange, but it made them so good… I added dried & sweet melon pieces! The chickpea balls turned out delicious! Are you eager to try?

Chickpea Balls

This Recipe is :

Dairy FreeHigh ProteinVegan


25 balls


  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup dried melon
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds, optional


  1. Soak the chickpeas overnight with 3 cups of water.
  2. Bring them to a boil, reduce the temperature and keep boiling for 1 hour or until soft.
  3. Peel the chickpeas, totally optional.
  4. Blend the chickpeas using the S knife, then add the tahini and blend again until nice and smooth.
  5. Add the salt and the dried melon and blend to incorporate well.
  6. Make small balls with your hands and line them on a parchment paper.
  7. Blend the pumpkin seeds into a powder and cover half of the balls.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until crispy on the outside.
  9. Serve with a salad, a falafel or just as it is.


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I’m Nadia Petrova, holistic nutritionist (healthy living specialist with a holistic approach to a person’s health). I studied in the Canadian school of natural nutrition (CSNN), I’m a member of the Canadian association of natural nutritional practitioners (CANNP), Green Chef for the Gliving network and author of the books “Daily Raw” and “14 days detox”. My role as a holistic nutritionist is to help you bring back your body in a balanced state by building a healthy diet regime, creating a exercise routine and suggesting a stress management techniques tailored with your personal time, resources and desire. My philosophy about life is that we are in control and we can change things. We can change the way we eat, feel, experience, live. We decide what is best for us. Every single minute we are making a choice… to be healthy or eat junk, to stress out or calm down, to exercise or watch TV, to live in style or be content with what you have, to be balanced… or not. It is simple. And it is up to you. Visit my website at natureinsider.com



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30 comments on “Chickpea Balls”

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Nor Capule
8 Months Ago


Auddie Sanderson
8 Months Ago

Dried melon?

Rob Schipp
8 Months Ago

Nikki Butler

Typo Andrew
8 Months Ago


Jill Ackiron-Moses
8 Months Ago

Wondering about the dried melon too...

Amanda Colombani
8 Months Ago

Jay Elena

Helene DeuxTrois
8 Months Ago

Oven? Oil(fried)? Sauce pan ?

Katie Maier
8 Months Ago

Allison Corigliano

Allison Corigliano
08 Dec 2014

Oh my lord❤️❤️❤️❤️

Lorrie Oystryk
8 Months Ago

Dried melon? Lol and what is S knife?

Joanne Cooper-Kershaw
8 Months Ago

Where do I get dried melon?


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