sunflower seed saladBy The National Sunflower Association

Amazing Flavor is not the only plus with adding Sunflower Seeds to your favorite recipes. These tiny kernels are packed with Vitamin E, Selenium, Copper, Folic Acid, Magnesium, fiber, linoleic and oleic fatty acids. Sunflower seeds are a must in the “Food as Medicine” first aid kit!”

Ingredients

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon prepared mustard

1/2 cup sunflower oil

salt and pepper to taste

1 head each leafy red lettuce and Boston or butter lettuce

12 cherry tomatoes, halved

1 cucumber, pared, seeded and cut in strips

1 green pepper, cut in small pieces

1 yellow or red sweet pepper, cut in rings or small pieces

1 bunch green onions, cut in thin rings or small pieces

1 small red onion, cut in thin rings

1/4 cup roasted sunflower kernels

Directions

In small bowl combine vinegar, mustard, oil, salt and pepper; mix until thickened. Tear lettuce into bite-sized pieces and place in large bowl. Add tomatoes, cucumber, peppers and onions. Toss; add dressing and toss gently. Sprinkle sunflower kernels over salad.

Makes 6 servings