Unlocking the Nutritional Power of Seeds
A Tiny Superfood Packed with Big Benefits
Seeds can be a great addition to lots of dishes, from my Creamy Mushroom Soup to salads and smoothies, adding texture and a subtle nutty flavour. Here are a few seed options that work well as toppings:
- Pumpkin Seeds: Pumpkin seeds (also called pepitas) are a great source of protein, healthy fats, and minerals like magnesium and zinc. They have a slightly sweet and nutty flavour that can complement the earthy mushroom soup.
- Sunflower Seeds: Sunflower seeds are also a good source of protein and healthy fats, as well as vitamin E and other nutrients. They have a mild, nutty flavour.
- Sesame Seeds: Sesame seeds have a nutty and slightly sweet flavour that can add depth to the soup. They’re also a good source of fibre, protein, and healthy fats.
- Flaxseeds: Flaxseeds are a great source of fibre, omega-3 fatty acids, and other nutrients. They have a slightly nutty flavour and a crunchy texture.
To use seeds as a topping, you can toast them in a dry skillet until they’re lightly golden and fragrant, then sprinkle them on top of the soup just before serving.