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Spicy Seed Salad Topping

Try this Spicy Seed Salad Topping, it's a great way to kick up your salads with a little bit of healthy heat and crunch and only 23 calories per serving.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Seasoning
Cuisine American
Servings 15 tablespoons
Calories 47 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds raw
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper coarsely ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes finely crushed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest


  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • Pour sesame seeds and sunflower seeds on a small baking sheet and toast in the oven for 5 to 7 minutes stirring twice. Pour into a small bowl.
  • Preheat a sauté pan over medium heat. Add sesame, sunflower, nuts, and poppy seeds. Toast for about 5 minutes or until pine nuts are golden brown. Be sure and stir every 20 seconds or so.
  • Add salt, pepper, crushed red pepper and lemon zest. Mix all together. Pour onto a cookie sheet and bake for 5 minutes in preheated oven stirring once 1/2 way through.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Store in a tightly sealed container or jar in a cool place.
  • Can be used as a salad topping, on steamed or sautéed vegetables and eggs.


Serving: 1tablespoonCalories: 47kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 157mgPotassium: 46mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 20IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 1mg
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