Once you have this mix of roasted seeds ready in a jar you will find yourself adding them to so many dishes or even simply crunching them…
Sesame seeds seem to be very rich in calcium and that’s why I sprinkle them on top of every salad and in all my bread doughs.
I have an old memory regarding sesame seeds.
I was a kid and we still lived in our little one bedroom apartment in Milan (3 kids and two adults!) – that I missed so long after moving to the country when I was 17 years old.
My dad used to buy these salted sesame seeds and put them in a little empty pastilles’ box that had a tiny hole that you could open and close to let one pastille at a time come out.
I remember I loved to fill my little hand and then my mouth with the little salty seeds!
What can I say: I have always preferred savoury to sweet!!!
My second memory with sesame is when I worked in Italy and at lunch break each of us used to bring something to reheat in the microwave.
Most of my colleagues were a lot into healthy eating, I had just finished university but I sure was interested in everything new food-wise!
On the table there was always a jar of Gomasio (roasted sesame seeds partly crushed mixed with salt) to sprinkle on top of the food. I loved it and I made it a few time myself during the first months of independent life with my husband to be!
In addition to sesame seeds, the other ingredients of this recipe of roasted seeds are Pumpkin and Sunflower seeds and pinenuts.
I buy a wholefoods seed mix bag at Lidl that contains the three of them!
Every week I buy one bag as we consume them so much and I don’t want to risk to have none in the house!
- 200g mix seeds of which Sunflower, Pumpkin and Pinenuts
- 300g sesame seeds
Place the sesame seeds in a frying pan with NO oil.
Place the pan on the hob at medium flame stirring often to avoid burning but not constantly.
When they start to get blond and to “jump” they are ready.
Empty the pan and let the seeds cool.
Empty the bag of mix seeds in the frying pan and repeat what you have done with the sesame, only you will notice they are ready when the pumpkin seeds will start to split.
Let them cool and mix them to the sesame seeds.
Now place them in a jar for all your culinary needs!