Roasted Salted Sunflower Seeds

This roasted sunflower seed recipe is a late Summer and Fall favorite. In the past several years, sunflower seeds have become the rage. You find them everywhere, ball games, parties, outdoor activities or just an evening snacks. Such a great taste. It's hard to believe how something this good, can also be good for you.


1 cup


1 cup sunflower seeds
2 quarts (8 cups) water
1/2 cup salt


Rinse sunflower seeds and remove any plant and flowerhead matter; drain.

Place water, salt and sunflower seeds in a saucepot. Bring to a boil, then turn down to simmer. Simmer 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Drain on a paper towel until dry. Do not rinse.

Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Spread seeds on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from oven when they turn slightly brown.

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