Seed Brittle | Easy To Make At Home

This is the second of 3 recipes to make up my smokey halloumi salad with a ginger salad dressing and seed brittle.

Smokey Halloumi With Seed Brittle And Ginger Salad Dressing
Smokey Halloumi With Seed Brittle And Ginger Salad Dressing
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I am really good at seeking out bargains and making sure that the store is actually offering the special they claim. One of our local stores often does a 3 for 2 special and I wait for them to buy our essentials. In the same vein I decided to take advantage of a 2 for 1 special on multi-focal lenses. The special read: 2 Pairs of Flexivue Multifocal lenses, with 2 frames up to Yellow dot (Fashion Frames) included, and a hard coat to a value of R480.00 for R3750. The optometrist convinced me to go for this special, with one pair being glasses I can wear all the time, and the other pair being specifically for computer work and reading. By the time she was done with the premium lenses and anti-glare coating the cost was more than double.

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Granted, I chose more expensive frames but I walked out of there spending a lot more than I had anticipated. The only extra I wanted was the photochromic tint which transitions the lenses to dark when you go outside. This means I don’t need a pair of sunglasses specifically for outdoor use. My multi-focal glasses become all-purpose. So, having spent more than I had planned I am making use of ingredients I have at home, rather than buy ready to go prepared goods. I have loads of seeds in my pantry as I use them to make granola. Wanting to add a crunchy element to my smokey halloumi salad, I decided to make a seed brittle. This is super easy to make and really tasty. Up the amount of chilli flakes if you can handle the heat. Or omit them all together if you don’t want the spice.

Seed Brittle

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Seed Brittle

This makes a great addition to salads and can be served as a snack or as an alternative to croutons in a soup
Recipe Category: Garnishes, Snacks
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 20 g honey
  • 0.625 mls chilli flakes
  • 15 mls water
  • 25 g sunflower seeds
  • 15 g pumpkin seeds
  • 25 g sesame seeds


  • Place the honey, chilli flakes and water into a bowl
  • Stir and set aside while you toast the seeds in a dry frying pan on a low temperature
  • When the sesame seeds have taken on some colour, add the honey mixture
  • Stir to combine and then increase the temperature slightly
  • Leave to cook until the sesame seeds are golden and the mixture starts holding together
  • Pour onto some baking paper and leave to cool before breaking up
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17 thoughts on “Seed Brittle | Easy To Make At Home

  1. I’m going through the process of getting new glasses at the moment and yes to saving on everything else so I can afford said glasses, this brittle sure is a good idea to use up seeds, sounds amazing.

  2. My younger son wears glasses and they cost me a fortune. He had a new pair in October and by March his script had changed and he needed a new pair. I also try and get a two pairs for one special.

  3. not what i expected at all! i was thinking of something closer to seeds suspended in some sort of homemade candy, but this sounds just as tasty, albeit in a different way. i’d love to have this on salad as my crunchy element instead of plain nuts or croutons!

  4. This just looks delicious Tandy. That seed brittle is a great idea and so nutritious. I find honey goes really well with halloumi so this makes good sense to me. Will try this one.

  5. Hi Tandy, I wear glasses all the time and about two years ago I started buying mine online at Warby-Parker, love my frames. Anyway your seed brittle looks delicious, never thought to add something like this to a salad, great IDEA!

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