Nutty tasting spread for use with salad sandwiches.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
16
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Toast seeds in a frying pan over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes stirring non-stop, until lightly browned.

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  • 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.

  • While cooling, combine juice and garlic in a small bowl. Set aside.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

51 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 1.9g; fat 4.7g; sodium 116.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2007
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 thought the raw onion was too strong. Next time I left out the onion and substituted the water for olive oil for more flavour. It was awesome! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/03/2011
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 it had too much bite. It's very bland and paste-like. I'm really going to think about how I might tweak it if I were to make it again. Certainly more celery and onion as well as other fresh veggies to give it the texture and flavor good vegan/vegetarian food can have! Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2007
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 thought the raw onion was too strong. Next time I left out the onion and substituted the water for olive oil for more flavour. It was awesome! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2005
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 to make snacks for the employees..thanks Sue great job!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/03/2011
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 it had too much bite. It's very bland and paste-like. I'm really going to think about how I might tweak it if I were to make it again. Certainly more celery and onion as well as other fresh veggies to give it the texture and flavor good vegan/vegetarian food can have! Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2007
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 sunflower seeds? If you do use salted as I did it will become too salty. I wish I had tasted the paste and added the soy sauce ONLY if necessary. On the celery stalk do you use the celery including the leaves? I omitted the leaves out until the end to see if I would need to add it in. It did need the whole celery WITH the leaves maybe even a bit more. I felt the paste needed more lemon juice than called for maybe even a full cup. This may be due to the recipe being too salty though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2009
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 ended up adding olive oil and plain yogurt to get it more the consistency of hummus and it was great. Loved the nuttiness of the sunflower seeds so it was a great change of pace! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2009
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 the spread work! I loved the chopped celery and onions with the smoother other ingredients. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/14/2014
Bland. The flavor is entirely unmemorable. I won't be making this again. Read More
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