Seed & Spice Blend

Want to spice up entrees and salads, but without using croutons?  Give this seed and spice blend a try.

We sprinkle it on our salads, on bean & rice, on chili… any time  I want a crunch…and a little extra protein from the seeds. Of course, additional B12 from the nutritional yeast is never a bad idea.

Experiment with this….try other seeds, other spices…and  try it on lots of different foods!

If you like a little more heat, increase the amount of chili powder.


  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast


  1. Heat a frying pan to medium-high heat, then add the sunflower and sesame seeds.
  2. Toss gently until the seeds begin to pop.  They will smell heavenly and should turn golden in color.
  3. Once the seeds are toasted, aromatic, and golden, turn off the heat. While the pan is still hot, add the spices and nutritional yeast and toss thoroughly to combine.
  4. Once the mixture has cooled, store in a sealed container.



Author: mduggan10

I have lived in a Victorian-era house, spent several years living on a boat, and now live at the top of a mountain. Throughout his all, I have been a coffee snob, a whole foods snob, and an instructional designer.

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