Seed mixes … do you buy yours in the supermarket as a ready mix? Do you prefer to DIY? Do you even use seed mixes to sprinkle them over salads, soups, whatever? 🤔
I’m assuming that your answer may be YES, after all, you’re reading this post now. 😉
Recently, I started making my own seed mix, and I think I’ll probably never buy a ready mix again. Why, you ask? Well, there are several reasons…
First, my homemade seed mix tastes worlds better than the store-bought ones.
This leads us to reason #2: My hubby didn’t like seed mixes very much and used to eat around it more than actually eating the little seeds. But that’s history, guys! The self-mixed seeds taste so good that he usually adds an extra sprinkle to his salads now. 🙌
And reason #3: No salt! (Store-bought mixes more often than not contain salt.) But this is not necessary here, the seeds taste so damn delicious. There are countless spices that you can use to spice up your seeds; herbs, curry, garam masala or you do it like me and add garlic powder. 💚
The aroma of the roasted pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds in combination with the garlic makes me a little happier with each fork of salad I eat. And you can never be too happy, right? 🍀
But seeds not only make your salad tastier, they also make it a lot healthier. Win-win situation all the way. I’ve written down some of the good stuff here for you (isn’t it amazing, what’s in these little seeds?!).
Pumpkin seeds contain a lot of Vitamin A, E & Magnesium. Sunflower seeds score with B vitamins & iron. Sesame is a super calcium source (740 mg | 100 g) and also contains iron, zinc & selenium that keep your immune system fit. Buckwheat is very rich in protein and the silica contained makes beautiful skin and hair. Pine nuts provide you with valuable omega-3 fatty acids & phosphorus (605 mg | 100 g) for a healthy cell build-up.
Just try it and mix your own Roasted Seed Mix and sprinkle it generously on all the things, especially salads. 🥗
Happy sprinkling & enjoy! XO, Romy
- 4 Tbsp sunflower seeds
- 4 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 2 Tbsp pine nuts
- 2 Tbsp buckwheat
- 2 Tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 tsp garlic powder
Roast all ingredients, except the garlic, in a dry pan over medium heat until they turn a golden brown. Stir regularly so that the seeds won't burn.
If the kernel mix has got a nice color (after about 5 minutes), add the garlic. Remove the pan from the heat and let the seed mix cool down.
Fill your cooled mix in a resealable glass.
Stored like that they keep fresh for at least a month. But they never get that old with us. 😋