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Crunchy Salad Topper With Spiced Sunflower Seeds And Cashews

A flavour explosion of crunchy seeds and nuts that is packed with nutrition and will spice up any salad!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 70 kcal


  • 1 large, shallow frying pan


  • 4 tablespoon sunflower seeds
  • 4 tablespoon cashews
  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon nigella seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • ½ teaspoon hot paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder


  • Measure out your seeds and spices and chop the cashew nuts into small pieces, of a similar size to the sunflower seeds. 
  • Heat a large shallow frying pan with no oil. 
  • Begin by dry frying the cashew nuts for two or three minutes, then add the sunflower seeds for a further two minutes. 
  • After both the sunflower seeds and the cashews are beginning to slightly brown, add the sesame seeds, nigella seeds and dried chilli flakes to the pan.
  • After a minute, add the rest of the ingredients to the pan for a further 30 seconds until everything is fragrant, then remove from the heat. 
  • Allow the crunchy salad topper seed and nut mix to cool before serving. 



Calories: 70kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 86mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 138IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Crunchy salad topper, Spiced sunflower seeds
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