We present to you our tempting “Spicy Seed Mix” – a real treat for your palate and your well-being! This irresistible blend combines the benefits of sunflower, pumpkin and flax seeds, making it the perfect choice for a guilt-free snack. Rich in essential nutrients and full of flavor, this blend offers a delicious crunch that will satisfy your cravings. Not only is it a delicious standalone snack, but it also adds a delicious touch to salads and soups. Elevate your snacking experience and nourish your body with this healthy and versatile seed blend!
- 250g mixed seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, linseed)
- 1 tsp rapeseed oil
- 1 tsp ras el hanout
- ¼ tsp low sodium salt
- 1 teaspoon reduced salt soy sauce
- 1 tsp agave syrup
- a pinch of cayenne pepper
Appetizers before dinner
Serve these seeds alongside drinks for a healthy and quick party snack.
- Preheat the oven to 160°C/140 fan/gas mark 3.
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
- Spread the mixture on a baking tray.
- Cook for 15-20 minutes until dry and golden brown.
- Stir the mixture once during cooking to ensure even roasting.
- Allow the mixture to cool completely.
- Store the spicy seed mix in a sealed container.
- The mixture can be kept for up to 3 weeks.
Equipment and tools
- mixing bowl
- baking tray
- baking paper
- measuring spoon
Allergens: May contain traces of nuts and gluten. Please check the packaging of each seed product for allergen information.
Storage and leftovers
Store the spicy seed mix in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. They are ideal for snacking on their own or as a topping for salads, soups or yoghurt. If desired, you can also freeze the seed mix to keep it longer.
Health Benefits of Spicy Seed Blend
When it comes to snacking, finding a balance between taste and health can sometimes be challenging. But with this Spicy Seed Mix recipe, you can enjoy a delicious treat that not only satisfies your taste buds but also offers numerous health benefits.
1. Nutrient-rich seeds
The main ingredient in this recipe is a mixture of seeds such as sunflower, pumpkin and flax seeds. These seeds are packed with essential nutrients such as protein, healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Incorporating seeds into your diet can support overall health and well-being.
2. Heart-healthy fats
The canola oil used in this recipe is a good source of unsaturated fats, especially monounsaturated fats. These fats are associated with promoting heart health by lowering bad cholesterol levels and improving cardiovascular function.
3. Antioxidant properties
Ras-el-Hanout is a Moroccan spice blend that gives the seed mixture a unique flavor. It contains a combination of spices such as cinnamon, turmeric, cumin and ginger, which are known for their antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help protect the body from damage caused by harmful free radicals.
4. Low sodium option
The recipe suggests using low sodium salt and reduced salt soy sauce, making it a healthier alternative to regular salty snacks. High sodium intake has been linked to various health problems, including high blood pressure. Therefore, opting for low-sodium options is beneficial.
5. Natural sweetener
Agave syrup is used to add a touch of sweetness to the mixture. It is a natural sweetener that is often preferred as an alternative to refined sugar. Agave syrup has a lower glycemic index, meaning it causes a slower rise in blood sugar levels compared to regular sugar.
6. Metabolic boost
Cayenne pepper, added as a pinch of spice, contains capsaicin, a compound known for its metabolism-stimulating properties. It can increase the body’s metabolism, aid weight management, and potentially improve digestion.
7. Party snack option
This flavorful seed mix is not only healthy, but is also perfect as a pre-dinner snack or party snack. Serve with drinks to impress your guests with a flavorful and nutritious treat.
With the combination of nutrient-dense seeds, heart-healthy fats, antioxidant spices, and natural sweeteners, this flavorful seed mix is a guilt-free snack you can enjoy anytime without risking your health. So just give it a try and treat yourself to a tasty and nutritious treat.