Toasted Spice Blend

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Summary

An easy way to boost nutrition in any meal is to add nutrient-dense condiments, like this crunchy and flavorful seed blend. Sesame and sunflower seeds pack lots of magnesium and B vitamins so think of it as adding nutrition with each sprinkle. The bonus is that you’re also adding lots of texture and flavor. Enjoy this crunchy mixture on steamed vegetables, grain bowls, fresh salads, and more!

Yields10 ServingsPrep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins

Ingredients

 ½ cup sunflower seeds
 ½ cup sesame seeds
 1 tbsp coriander seed
 1 tbsp cumin seed
 1 tbsp mustard seed
 ½ tbsp chili powder
 1 tbsp cumin powder
 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
 1 tbsp onion granules
 ¼ tsp salt (optional)

Directions

1

In a medium stovetop pan, add the sunflower, sesame, coriander, mustard, and cumin seeds. Toast on medium-high heat, stirring frequently to prevent burning, until the seeds start to pop and become fragrant (about 3–5 minutes).

2

Turn off the heat and let cool.

3

Transfer to a container or 16-ounce mason jar.

4

Add the remaining spices, as well as the salt, if using.

5

Add to lots of your favorite dishes!

Chef's Notes

If you don’t love whole seeds
Before transferring the seeds to a container or mason jar, add to a spice grinder and pulse into a fine meal.

Use in meal preparation
Instead of using this as a condiment, feel free to add this spice blend during cooking to stir-fries, sauces, casserole dishes, and more.

Ingredients

 ½ cup sunflower seeds
 ½ cup sesame seeds
 1 tbsp coriander seed
 1 tbsp cumin seed
 1 tbsp mustard seed
 ½ tbsp chili powder
 1 tbsp cumin powder
 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
 1 tbsp onion granules
 ¼ tsp salt (optional)

Directions

1

In a medium stovetop pan, add the sunflower, sesame, coriander, mustard, and cumin seeds. Toast on medium-high heat, stirring frequently to prevent burning, until the seeds start to pop and become fragrant (about 3–5 minutes).

2

Turn off the heat and let cool.

3

Transfer to a container or 16-ounce mason jar.

4

Add the remaining spices, as well as the salt, if using.

5

Add to lots of your favorite dishes!

Toasted Spice Blend