Chia seeds come from the Salvia Hispanica plant and are an unprocessed whole grain. Their culinary history dates back to the Mayan and Aztec civilizations, but they have recently regained their status as a useful food ingredient. Whole seeds can be added to a dish or soaked in water to create a gel.
Sprinkle whole chia seeds on oatmeal, rice, couscous or vegetables. The seeds can also be added to your baking, for both savory dishes and desserts. Use the chia seed gel in dressings, dips, sauces, soups, spreads and more.
These seeds are an unprocessed whole grain that can be used whole for crunch or soaked in water to create a gel.
Sprinkle whole seeds on oatmeal, rice, vegetables, and more. Add to baked goods, dressings, sauces, and soups. For gel, mix 1/3 cup seeds with 2 cups water. Stir and let thicken for 10-15 minutes.
For 5-6 T of mix: Blend 2 T kosher salt with 1 T chia seeds, 2 t sumac and dried orange peel, 1 t dried garlic, espresso powder, and pepper, and 1/2 t thyme