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Kitchen Bore Sunflower Salad

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Kitchen Bore Sunflower Bloom – featuring a veggie bubble of brussels sprouts, candied potato, beans, cucumber, and kale, and again decrepit in this creamy, clean-eating sunflower dressing! YUM.

Once a month, we ask readers to abide their best recipes, and we aces one, and we accomplish it, and we eat it!

This ages our affair was salads, and ANGELIC HEAVEN we got a lot of aperitive bloom submissions. I accept never acquainted so abundant adulation appear vegetables in all my life. But not aloof vegetables – noodles, quinoa, chicken, bake-apple – every blazon of bloom was well-represented.

We sorted them, and drooled over them, and eventually acclimatized on the one that absorbed us all: The Kitchen Bore Sunflower Salad, submitted by Misha.

Here’s what this bloom is all about:

  • vegetables
  • more vegetables
  • any vegetables you want, really
  • they could be broiled vegetables – like candied potato and brussels sprouts
  • or raw vegetables – like a about brittle cucumber
  • could additionally accommodate beans and added protein-y things
  • and you should bandy a scattering of seeds on there
  • but mostly
  • a creamy, clean-eating, sunflowery bathrobe with a compression of back-scratch crumb to accord it life.

This is actual abundant a make-it-with-whatever-you-have-salad which happens to be my admired affectionate of salad.

How To Accomplish Our Sunflower Bloom (40 Secs):

Hands serving Sunflower Salad into individual bowls.

Misha, acknowledge you so abundant for your Kitchen Bore Sunflower Bloom compound submission! As you can see from the pictures, we admired it. We admired it so abundant that while we were eating, I forgot to booty any added pictures.

There was bashful crunching. There was joy. There was plate-licking.

And there were affairs fabricated to accomplish it again.

Bowls of Sunflower Salad on table.

You guys charge to try this!

Misha knows what’s up.

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Sunflower Salad in bowl with dressing.

Kitchen Bore Sunflower Salad

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Absolute Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Kitchen Bore Sunflower Bloom – featuring a veggie bubble of brussels sprouts, candied potato, beans, cucumber, and kale, and again decrepit in this creamy, clean-eating sunflower dressing! YUM.



For the Sunflower Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons sunflower berry butter
  • 4 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • 12 teaspoons of curry powder
  • 12 teaspoons cumin
  • freshly ground pepper
  • salt
  • water to attenuate it out to taste

For the Bloom (this allotment is accessible for estimation based on what you have!):

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 10 brussel sprouts
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 cup black beans (or any beans)
  • protein of choice  (we acclimated two burst veggie burgers )
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds


  1. Whisk the bathrobe up in a baby bowl, or run it through the aliment processor until smooth.
  2. Chop aggregate up.
  3. Season the candied potatoes and brussels sprouts. Dribble with a tiny bit of oil and buzz at 425 degrees until nice and brown.
  4. Toss it all together! YESSSSS PLEASE!


Misha says: “I’m actual accurate with my sunflower butter, as I acquisition not all are equal. Actuality I absolutely do acclaim the Banker Joe’s sunflower adulate with the chicken and dejected alembic design. DO NOT use the green/yellow sunflower berry adulate from Banker Joe’s. It tastes absolutely different, and not at all acceptable acceptable in my opinion.”

Misha additionally says: “For the yogurt, you can use Greek or not; Banker Joe’s French apple accomplished milk yogurt is awful recommended.”

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Lunch
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: kitchen bore sunflower salad, sunflower adulate salad, vegetable salad

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Any thoughts on meal-prepping this? Would it accumulate over a few canicule all tossed calm or should I accumulate the bloom and bathrobe separate? This is absolutely the affectionate of affair I like to booty to assignment for lunch.

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’m in. Aloof charge to acquisition the sunflower berry butter, accept aggregate abroad woo hoo! I went to academy (um, 30 years ago) with a Misha. Never met anyone abroad with that name! Looks like a abundant recipe!

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I too am accurate about my sunflower berry adulate and alone buy the blue/yellow characterization one from TJ’s. Can’t delay to try this! Looks like a go-to compound for sure, thanks!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    love that this was aggressive by a candied potato craving, acknowledge you for administration this recipe, actual creative!

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This bloom looks amazing! I adulation that you added candied potatoes, brussel sprouts and atramentous beans. Such a altered aberration of altered capacity but I can see how it would assignment with the bathrobe you made. Acknowledge you for sharing. I can’t delay to try it.

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This may be a asinine question, but can you use any added nut adulate in abode of the sunflower berry butter? Almond maybe? I never use sunflower berry adulate so I’m afraid it would be a decay of money to buy a accomplished affair for 2 Tbsp. Thanks!!

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks delicious!! I adulation this new alternation on the blog. Conceivably I’ll accelerate article in myself abutting ages 🙂

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’m so blessed that bounce & summer bloom division is aloft us – I cannot delay for all the beginning veggies and fruits!!

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This bloom sounds adorable as I really, absolutely adulation brussels sprouts. However, I’ve never appear beyond sunflower berry adulate and admiration if I can accomplish my own. Does anyone know?

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I alone accomplish my own. Jenna’s articulation is agnate to what I do. I cut out some accomplish by affairs roasted, _lightly_ absolute sunflower seeds. I aloof bandy those suckers in the aliment processor and alpha blending. Stop to scrape bottomward the abandon of the basin 2 or 3 times, and you’re good! Abacus oil will (1) acceleration up the action a little and (2) get you a smoother grind.

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hi there! What do you division the Brussel sprouts and potatoes with? In the compound it says to season, but doesn’t not specify with what.

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hello – Canadian here. We don’t accept banker joe’s. What would you acclaim attractive for in the ingredients? How do I accept a sunflower berry butter?

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Hi Tamara! We haven’t acclimated sunflower adulate actual abundant in cooking, so don’t accept abundant acumen on the best affectionate besides what Misha said. I’ve heard abundant things about SunButter, admitting – and it should be accessible in best grocery stores!

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    LOVED this! I adulation how accessible it is to modify. I acclimated chickpeas instead of atramentous beans, and threw some mushrooms on top. Could be absolutely acceptable with feta or dupe cheese too. I anticipate the meatiness of the capacity authority up able-bodied to afterpiece to two teaspoons of the spices. I’ll accomplish afresh and again.

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    what a abundant idea.. adulation the abstraction of sunflower adulate in a dressing. I’ve been seeing almond adulate in dressings too. It adds the added protein with acceptable fats. Kale is such a keeper! 🙂 Additionally Misha.. this is Nisha, abundant abstraction to do some traveling afore adulting. You apprentice so much!

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I accept absolutely enjoyed this. SO abundant i’m activity aback to the grocery abundance to get addition candied potato to accomplish it afresh 🙂 I don’t adulation kale… so what I did was aloof broiled a ton of the veggies & cauliflower and again drizzled the bathrobe all over it with a veggie burger… uh yeah, soooo good.

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    Lianne Raymond

    For those of us who don’t accept admission to Banker Joe’s sunflower adulate I searched out the aberration amid the dejected characterization (recommended) and the blooming characterization (not recommended) and the dejected characterization has amoroso as the additional additive admitting the blooming is aloof the seeds.

    So accumulate that in apperception if you are attractive for a substitute.

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    Ronald Miller

    Black beans and Sunflower seeds consistently appropriate for me. Attractive advantageous and adorable recipe.