Saturday, January 28, 2012

How To Make Sprouted Sunflower Seed Dip

This is a staple food around here. My son loves to scoop tortilla chips in it, and I often use it to fill nori rolls, in stuffed peppers, or just as a dip for veggies. This is what, for me, turns a bunch of raw vegetables into a meal. It also makes a great sandwich spread. It takes about 4 to 6 hours to soak the sunflower seeds, which can be rinsed and used right away, or sprouted for a day or two. The soaking helps make them more digestible, and sprouting contributes to their nutritional profile. The recipe is quick to make once your sunflower seeds are ready.

raw sprouted sunflower seed dip

1 1/2 c raw sunflower seeds, soaked, rinsed, and sprouted if desired

1/2 c fresh lemon juice
2 tb tamari or liquid aminos
2 small cloves garlic, thinly sliced, minced, or pressed
1/4 t sea salt

raw sprouted sunflower seed dip

Process all ingredients together until fairly smooth. Scrape down the sides of the food processor a couple of times to incorporate all the seeds and garlic.

It will keep for about 2 weeks in the fridge.


Use as dip, sandwich spread, stuffed peppers, or in nori rolls. It's versatile, filling, easy to make, and delicious. Definitely one of my favorite recipes!


nori roll with raw sprouted sunflower seed dip
With sprouted lentils in a nori sheet

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September 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Oh my goodness, this looks amazing. I love that nori roll with the sprouted lentils. So pretty. I will be featuring this post tonight on AFW. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a great rest of your week.

Be Well,
--Amber

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September 25, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Thanks for featuring it, Amber!

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October 12, 2012 at 6:12 PM

I can imagine this would be so nutritious. And it is a pretty presentation for sure.

Thanks so much for sharing at Rural Thursdays.

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October 24, 2012 at 10:57 AM

delicious and healthy, I love it!
I would love to have you join my new link party Wednesday Extravaganza! Come by and share this or other recipes. Here is the link
http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/10/wednesday-extravaganza.html

Can't wait to see you there!

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October 24, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Thanks, I'll check it out!

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November 12, 2012 at 4:12 PM

This would be GREAT for my boys! I have this tweeted and pinned! YUMMO!

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November 14, 2012 at 8:42 AM

I really love what you've done with the sunflower seeds. We use them all of the time to make mock tuna salad, but this would be a great way to use them too! with a different taste:) Thank you for linking up with us at gf fridays

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November 20, 2012 at 6:19 AM

Yum! Definitely a great addition to raw veggies. I love the nori rolls idea too- may have to try that!

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November 23, 2012 at 12:50 PM

This sounds like a lovely, healthy pate. It's wonderful when healthy is delicious too!

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December 2, 2012 at 6:47 PM

This looks delish!
Thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday!

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December 27, 2012 at 6:02 AM

This looks wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing it at Raw Foods Thursdays. I'm highlighting it today for this week's event.
http://www.glutenfreecat.com/2012/12/raw-foods-thursdays-122712/
I'm even thinking about bringing it to share on New Year's. Love the idea of serving it with nori! Off to sprout!

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December 27, 2012 at 6:35 AM

Thank you for the highlight, Heather!

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January 12, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Looks like a really tasty spread! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

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February 6, 2013 at 5:17 PM

I agree with Odin, although carrots are healthier!! Thanks for linking up at my Pin Me Linky Party.

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February 13, 2013 at 6:12 AM

Mellow I love this recipe idea and plan to make this for my daughters to put in their sandwiches at lunch time. Thank you for sharing this with us and I hope very much to see you over at Seasonal Celebration today! Rebecca @Natural Mothers Network x

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February 22, 2013 at 6:43 AM

Oh wow! This sounds delightful. I plan to have many sunflowers this year in our gardens, now I know what to do with all the seeds! Thanks for sharing!

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February 24, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Yum! I especially love the wrap in a nori sheet...I love nori! I have never sprouted lentils before, is this something you buy or do yourself? Is it similar to doing alfalfa sprouts?

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February 24, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Heather, yes, it's just like doing alfalfa sprouts, only they don't need to "green up" like alfalfa. I have an article on sprouting as well: http://alifeunprocessed.blogspot.com/2012/12/sprouting-for-winter-vegetables-tutorial.html

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April 22, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Looks really good! Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I hope you will be able to join us again this week. :-)

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May 7, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Wow! I've never heard of sprouted sunflower seeds. It looks like a good party dip if the kelp is included.

Thanks for sharing your recipe at Fabulously Frugal Thursday.

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September 9, 2013 at 2:11 AM

Hello from the U.K! I liked reading your article on making raw food for your cat, Ive managed to get mine on raw rabbit and chicken, and its great shes eating it, a relief. Can i ask you do you give your cat sprouts like sunflower seeds sprouts?

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September 26, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Oh my! I love this :) When you get a chance, could you share it at Real Food Fridays? http://www.lydiasflexitariankitchen.com/apple-muse-real-food-fridays-7/

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November 14, 2013 at 4:18 PM

I recently made a raw mayonnaise with cashews, I love this idea, and dips. Pinning to my healthy eating board, where do you get your sunflower seeds, Azure? Thanks for sharing your amazing recipes on Real Food Fridays.

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