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Sunflower Seed Hummus Bowl

Melanie Lorick
Capture the golden power of the sun (even if metaphorically) with a hummus infused with sunflower seed tahini, freshly roasted veggies, and pita bread...of course. Sunflower seeds pack a protein punch and their higher oil content make them a rich, delicious addition to the hummus. Can't wait for you to try!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2 people


Sunflower Seed Hummus

  • 1 15.5 ounce can chickpeas rinsed and drained (don't forget to reserve the aquafaba in case you need to thin the hummus, or use for another recipe!)
  • 4 medium cloves garlic
  • 2 ½ tablespoons sunflower seed tahini
  • cup EVOO extra virgin olive oil, for hummus
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Sunflower Seed Hummus Bowl

  • 1 head cauliflower chopped into small florets
  • 1 large zucchini sliced and quartered
  • 4 pita bread slices quartered
  • 2 tablespoons EVOO extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle over dish
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese optional
  • 1 tablespoon alfalfa sprouts optional
  • 1 tablespoon sundried tomatoes chopped, optional
  • 2 teaspoons sunflower seeds for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • pinch freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • In a medium bowl, stir cauliflower florets and zucchini with 2 tablespoon EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) and freshly-ground black pepper. Spread evenly on non-stick baking sheet and sprinkle with coarse sea salt. Roast in oven for about 30 minutes, or until the edges turn brown and the veggies are tender.
  • While the veggies are roasting, prepare the hummus. In a food processor, combine chickpeas, EVOO, salt, lemon juice, and cloves of garlic. Once you reach the desired consistency, add the sunflower seed tahini and mix until thoroughly combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Divide the hummus between two plates and add pita bread pieces. Top with roasted veggies, alfalfa sprouts, sundried tomatoes, sunflower seeds, and feta cheese. Drizzle with just a hint of olive oil. Enjoy!


Make this vegan friendly by omitting the feta cheese. 
Keyword hummus, hummus bowl, sunflower seed tahini, tahini, veggies
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