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1. Gather the ingredients

  • 1 cup of (organic unroasted) sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup of filtered water
  • ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup of yeast
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • A pinch of salt and pepper

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2. Wash the seeds

Wash the sunflower seeds in a colander to get rid of any dirt the seeds might have.

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3. Activate the seeds

Put the seeds in a bowl and leave them to soak overnight or a few hours, to activate them and make them easier to process.

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4. Drain the seeds and place in a jug

Drain the activated seeds using a colander and place in a plastic jug, add two cups of filtered water.

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5. Process the seeds

Smash the seeds with a food processor or blender.

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6. Chop the garlic

One chopped garlic clove will add a kick to your mix.

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7. Add fresh herbs

Add some seasoning with (preferably fresh) herbs like thyme, chive, marjoram or coriander — and don’t worry about the fine chopping, the food processor will do the job.

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8. Mix and taste along

Mix all together: the sunflower seeds, the water, olive oil, lemon juice, yeast (for a salty taste and thickness), herbs, salt and pepper. If you want a vegan dressing, avoid the yeast.

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9. Enjoy

Season your greens with this lush and very tasty salad cream or use as a dip for some carrots, celery, endives or nachos!

Photos © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitots