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Author Notes: These roasted seed crackers inspired by raw foodie Mimi Kirk are magical with everything! Try them with dips, hummus, soups, salads, as a substitute to flatbread, or just add your favorite toppings and enjoy. —food-alovestory.com
Makes 40 crackers
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup flax seeds
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/4 cup dulse
- 2-3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, pureed or very finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon tamari
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 handful fresh dill
- 1 dash himalayan pink salt
- 1 dash red pepper flakes, optional
- Begin by soaking: Let the sunflower, sesame and pumpkin seeds soak together in a bowl with 1 cup of water for 6-8 hours. The flax and chia can soak together in 1/2 cup of water and only need 20 minutes.
- Once soaked, set your oven to 275 F. Rinse your seeds and pat dry. Add them to a medium size mixing bowl together with the dulse, sun-dried tomatoes, tamari, lemon juice, garlic, onion powder, a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and a pinch of salt.
- Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit a standard baking tray. Pour the seed mixture onto the tray. Take off your rings, oil your hands with olive oil and, using your hands, spread the mixture out to the edges of the baking tray. It should be uniformly thin, about an 1/8 of an inch, without any tears or holes. Lightly sprinkle with olive oil. Score the crackers, tracing squares or rectangles with a sharp knife.
- Place the tray in the middle of the oven and bake one hour, or until it is golden around the edges. Pull it out of the oven, carefully turn it over, peeling off the parchment paper (which you can re-place on the baking sheet or discard at this point) and place it back on the baking tray bottom side up. Drizzle this side very lightly with olive oil and dust with salt. Put it back in the oven for another hour. Once this side is golden, turn the oven off. Leave it in the oven until the oven cools, an hour or two, or even overnight. Be sure it is dappled with a golden hue or it will need to cook a bit longer. Sometimes, after the hour of baking each side, I’ll turn the oven up to 350 F, turning the oven off as soon as it reaches that temperature. It gives it that final bit of roasting that really brings the flavors out.
- Once it is done and you pull it out of the oven, let the tray cool before breaking into crackers. Optionally, chop about a tablespoon of fresh dill and toss over the crackers while still warm.