You can easily learn how to remove salt from sunflower seeds and roast them.  

I was making sweet heart-shaped cookies with sunflower seeds which I will share after this post.   I didn’t remove the salt from the seeds in my first attempt.  

Although I like salty sweets cookies, those were too salty.  Then I made the cookies again but first I removed the salt from the sunflower seeds.   I decided to share the easy steps as a post so that you can easily find it as a short post in how-tos section.

When you need unsalted sunflower seeds but only have salted ones, you can use these simple steps to remove the salt.

In the next step, I toast the sunflower seeds to make them crunchy.

Here are the steps;

First, put the sunflower seeds in a bowl and pour enough water to cover them.  Let them stay there for almost 15-20 minutes to remove the salt totally.  If you want some salt, you can keep it there for less.

Removing salt from the sunflower seeds by placing them into a bowl that is full of water.

Then pour the sunflower seeds and water through the colander.  Pour pure water over the sunflower seeds and wash them with pure water.  Let them stay in the colander for 15 minutes to drain.  Then put them on a paper towel, cover with it and let them dry.

Sunflower seeds in a colander in the first picture, and then on a paper towel in the second picture and covered with a paper towel on the third picture.

The sunflower seeds may not be totally dry, that’s ok.  Place them on the baking sheet covered with parchment paper.  

Spread them as a single layer without overlapping and bake in the preheated oven at 400°F (205°C) for 15 minutes or until they are crunchy.  Open the oven door in the middle of this process and mix the sunflower seeds with a spoon so they won’t burn.

Sunflower seeds on a parchment paper.

That’s all! You can use them as you like!

If you like sunflower seeds, you can also check my savory sunflower seed cookies

 

How to Remove Salt from Sunflower Seeds and Roast Them

How to Remove Salt from Sunflower Seeds and Roast Them

You can easily learn how to remove salt from sunflower seeds and roast them.  

Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Materials

Ingredients

  • Sunflower Seeds

Tools

  • Medium Bowl
  • Baking Sheet
  • Spoon/spatula
  • Colander

Instructions

  1.  Place the sunflower seeds in a medium bowl and cover them with water. Keep the seeds in water for almost 15-20 minutes to remove the salt totally. If you want some salt, you can shorten the time.
  2. Pour the sunflower seeds and water through the colander. Wash the sunflower seeds with pure water. Let them drain in the colander for 15 minutes. Place them on a paper towel and cover with paper towel again to let them dry.
  3. Place the sunflower seeds (they may not be completely dry, that's ok) on a baking sheet that is covered with parchment paper. Spread them as a single layer without overlapping and bake in the preheated oven at 400°F (205°C) for 15 minutes or until they are crunchy. Check the oven in the middle of this process and stir them with a spoon so they won’t burn.

 

 

How to Remove Salt from Sunflower Seeds and Roast Them

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