Magic seed mix

The Irish Times Magazine - - FOOD -

Seeds and nuts are per­fect brain food. Onion seeds are also known as Nigella seeds, and you will find them in good health food stores. Sumac is a dried berry and is tra­di­tion­ally used when lemons are out of sea­son. It’s easy to find in health food shops and su­per­mar­kets.

This mix is per­fect on its own as a snack, part of a lunch­box or, my favourite: with cheese and a crisp ap­ple.

I haven’t given quan­ti­ties here as this is a good chance to use up what you have in your cup­boards. Feel free to use any nuts you like and to fo­cus on adding the sea­son­ing to suit your taste. For me, the sour­ness of the sumac and the flavour of the onion seeds is what gives it it’s magic. In­gre­di­ents Sun­flower seeds, chopped Pump­kin seeds, chopped Onion seeds Wal­nuts, chopped Al­monds, chopped Olive oil to coat Chilli pow­der to taste Sumac Salt 1. Get the seeds and nuts to­gether in any quan­tity you want in a large bowl and pour in just enough oil to lightly coat them. 2. Next add the chilli, sumac and salt and any other flavour­ing that takes your fancy. 3. Heat a fry­ing pan or wok, add the seed mix and stir con­tin­u­ously over a medium heat for three to four minutes, or longer, de­pend­ing on your quan­tity or un­til you smell the toast­ing in the air. 4. Al­low to cool fully be­fore eat­ing.

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