Broccoli Bites

Recipe by Ingrid Weithers-Barati


  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp 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 hour.
      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. Makes 20 one inch balls.
      Remember to turn midway through dehydrating. Dehydrate about 4-5 hours or feel free to adjust dehydration time to suit you.
      While these broccoli bites are dehydrating, the aroma that drifts through the air is a delicious fragrant backdrop to any get-together.

      Additional Tips
      This is a great make-ahead recipe. Prep time is about 15 minutes. Shape into rounds, into patties, or any shape you’d like.
      Keep in the refrigerator until ready to dehydrate.
      Another option: store in the freezer in an airtight container for up to a month.

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