7 Ways to Cook with Seeds Instead of Planting Them

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By F&W Editors Posted March 30, 2015

Whether toasted, pureed or raw, seeds are a great way to add a rich, nutty flavor to dishes. Here are seven recipes that use seeds in genius ways.

Whether toasted, pureed or raw, seeds are a great way to add a rich, nutty flavor to dishes. Here are seven recipes that use seeds in genius ways.

1. Toasted Pumpkin Seed Dip
Alex Stupak prepares this outstanding Yucatán-style dip (called sikil pak in Mayan) by pureeing pumpkin seeds (sikil) with roasted tomatoes (pak), garlic and chile. Typically served with tortilla chips, it also makes a healthy vegan accompaniment for vegetables.

2. Chopped Kale Tabbouleh with Quinoa, Pomegranate Seeds and Almonds
This quick, satisfying chopped salad combines powerhouse ingredients like kale, quinoa and pomegranate seeds for a great throw-together dish.

3. Cranberry-Pumpkin Seed Energy Bars
These honey-flavored cereal bars can be made with almost any mix of nuts and dried fruit. 

4. Sunflower-Seed Risotto
The secret weapon to this silky risotto: a pressure cooker

5. Radishes with Sour Cream Dressing and Nigella Seeds
Crunchy black nigella seeds have a nutty, peppery flavor.

6. Poppy Seed Dumplings with Rhubarb Compote
In this typical German dessert, poppy-seed-filled quark cheese dumplings are gently poached, then topped with sweet-tart rhubarb.

7. Mustard Seed-Crusted Salmon
Mustard seeds are a crunchy topping for the rich salmon.

Related: Delicious Crunchy Nut Recipes
31 Recipes Highlighting Spring Produce
10 Amazing Pumpkin Seed Recipes 

 

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