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Tamari Seeds Salad Topping

By Thecookspyjamas @thecookspyjamas
Add a savoury crunch to a simple green salad with this toasted tamari seeds salad topping. Quick & easy to whip up, it doubles as the perfect snack. Tamari Seeds Salad Topping

If you've been reading my blog for a while, particularly my meal plans, you will know that "a simple green salad" features regularly on our menu. Let pretend that this is due to the fact that our dinners are so delicious and complex that they require little more than a few green leaves for aesthetics rather than the truth, which is that by the time I have actually cooked dinner I am far too lazy tired to make anything elaborate to accompany it.

Sometimes, my 'simple green salad' is little more than a few washed leaves thrown into a bowl. However, if I'm feeling fancy, I will whip up a batch of these toasted tamari seeds to act as a crunchy salad topping.

Tamari Seeds Salad Topping

This salad topping was one of the first recipes to appear here on the blog, and over the years it had become buried in the annuls of time. It is so useful though, that I felt it deserved another outing (albeit with better pictures).

This crunchy salad topping takes only minutes to whip up, and is so easy that I usually delegate the task of cooking it to The Princess. Whilst I normally sprinkle it over salads, I may have been known to eat handfuls as a snack on those occasions I crave a savoury hit.

Tamari Seeds Salad Topping

The seeds in this recipe are quickly toasted on the stove, so no need to even wait for the oven to heat. A quick shot of tamari provides the deep savoury note that pairs so well with the salad leaves.

Tamari is the Japanese version of soy sauce, and is slightly thicker, richer in flavour and darker than its Chinese counterpart. If you don't have tamari, substitute traditional soy sauce, although tamari will give the seeds a richer flavour.

Tamari Seeds Salad Topping

Keep the salad topping in an airtight container. The salt in the tamari attracts moisture, and the seeds will become sticky if left exposed to air for long periods. I prefer to keep mine in the fridge, although they are perfectly fine in the pantry if used within a few weeks.

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Toasted Tamari Salad Topping

Tamari Seeds Salad Topping

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