Sunflower Seed Recipes
Chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman of Memphis's Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen worked together to make this risotto. Their secret weapon: a pressure cooker.
Grilled Squash, Corn and Kale Salad with Sunflower Seed Vinaigrette
The creamy sunflower seed dressing for this hearty summer salad is flavored with za'atar, the classic Middle Eastern spice mix that often includes thyme, oregano or marjoram, sesame seeds, tangy sumac and often salt.
Sunflower Seed & Rosemary Crackers
Rocca's consulting pastry chef, Ruth-Anne Adams, and her husband, Tom Fosnot, the restaurant's chef, sampled many breads while traveling through Liguria, Italy. A simple, sunflower seed-flecked cracker from the town of Chiavari was their favorite, and back at Rocca, they re-created it as a snack.
Fromager Tia Keenan of New York City's Casellula Cheese & Wine Cafe pairs her crunchy sunflower-seed brittle with 5 Spoke Creamery Tumbleweed cheese (available from murrayscheese.com) or other semi-firm cow's milk cheese, like sharp cheddar.
Sunchoke Salad with Apple-Sunflower-Seed Relish and Olive Puree
Sweet roasted sunchokes are the focus in Matthew Gaudet's salad. He pairs them with an unusual apple-sunflower-seed relish and briny olive puree.