Sunflower Seed Spread

Sunflower Seed Spread


"Nutty tasting spread for use with salad sandwiches."


servings 51 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 51 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.9g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 117 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Toast seeds in a frying pan over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes stirring non-stop, until lightly browned.
  2. Transfer the hot seeds to a bowl and mix well with tahini, stirring well to coat all seeds. Spread seeds out in a single layer and cool to room temperature.
  3. While cooling, combine juice and garlic in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. Put seeds in food processor or hand held blender along with the juice mixture, soy sauce, celery, minced onion and water; blend until the mixture is fairly fine. Cover and refrigerate if not using the spread within 15 minutes. If spread firms up mix in a tablespoon of water.
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  1. 13 Ratings


This dip was awesome. It tasted like a nutty version of hummus. I saved time by buying unsalted, pre-roasted sunflower seeds from the bulk food store. The first time I made it as is, and I th...

This was great. I found it needed a touch more lemon juice and a small clove of garlic extra. I have also added a little black pepper from time to time. BUt it is great, i use it where I work...

I found my mixture to be a bit dry so I added Maple yogurt to the mixture. This spread is yummy and can be doubled as a dip.

My adult daughter's a vegan, so I'm trying to get with the program, but this recipe epitomizes why I have often had issues with vegetarian/vegan cuisine. I disagree with the reviewer who said i...

I like this! I had almost forgotten to add the lemon juice, then saw it sitting on the counter as I was sticking the spread in the refrigerator, so quickly added it. That is what really makes t...

With a good bit of tweaking this came closer to 5 stars, but the combination of raw onion and that much lemon created such a bite that I had to spend a lot of time adjusting the flavors. I ende...

I love sunflower seeds so I decided to make this. The outcome was ok, but a few things. I felt that the recipe was not clear on some things. For instance, do you use unsalted or salted sunflo...

I love it! On toast this is so good. I didn't have any celery so I added some leek instead and extra garlic. I'll be making this again and again.

Bland. The flavor is entirely unmemorable. I won't be making this again.