I have discovered nuts. In fact, I’m nuts about nuts. Cashew nuts, walnuts, Brazil nuts. Virtually any kind of nuts, because virtually all of them are full of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids which are purported to be good for us.
And then there are seeds. Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, linseeds (also called flax seeds), even sesame seeds. Does one say that one is seedy about seeds? Well, whatever one says, I’m it. I love seeds, too. Seeds and nuts add a – ha! – nutty flavour to all sorts of dishes while adding important nutrients and interesting texture.
The other day I purchased a ready-made pack of nuts and seeds mixture to add to a salad. I loved the mix but I paid £2 for a 100-gram sachet, which equates to a whopping £20 per kilo L I knew of course that my trusty Thermomix could gently chop both nuts and seeds so when the package was empty I bought bags of each of its ingredients and prepared to make my own – at about half the price J
Madame Thermomix’s (O) Mega Nut and Seed Mix
Choose your own favourites to use here, and vary the pleasure!
50 grams each of a selection of nuts and seeds. I used:
50 g Brazil nuts
50 g brown linseeds
50 g sesame seeds
50 g cashew nuts
50 g sunflower seeds
50 g pumpkin seeds
a pinch of dried herbs like herbes de provence
1/8 tsp onion powder
- Weigh Brazil nuts and linseeds into TM bowl. Lock lid, Turbo pulse briefly once or twice to begin chopping.
- Add remaining ingredients and chop 5 seconds/Speed 5 or until you achieve the desired texture which should be like golden granulated sugar, i.e. a very rough powder.
- Enjoy on salads, on yoghurt, in stir fries, as a topping on mashed potatoes, or however you fancy – even by the handful!
Bon appétit !