Sunflower Seed Paste Recipe (Alternative to Tahini)

Sunflower Seed Paste Recipe (Alternative to Tahini)
Sunflower Seed Paste Recipe (Alternative to Tahini)

Sunflower Seed Paste Recipe (Alternative to Tahini)

When you want a higher protein version of tahini, try this easy-to-make recipe using sunflower seeds. Only five ingredients and a blender are needed to whip up this delicious treat that can be used as a spread on pita, or crackers or as a dip for your favorite vegetables. This variation is delicious in hummus and homemade salad dressings. You may never go back to traditional tahini again!

Makes 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients

1 cup sunflower seeds

1 clove garlic

3 tbsp lemon juice

¼ cup water

1 tbsp Ellyndale organic extra virgin olive oil

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Directions

Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. That's it. Enjoy!

Editor's Note: We love this spread on our favorite Nut-Thins Crackers, from our sponsor Blue Diamond.

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