Focus on Carlsbad Fall 2020 | Recipe: Grilled Sunflower



  • 1 large sunflower head
  • 1 jar of sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of fresh chopped basil
fresh sunflower seeds (for recipe)
Sunflower and sun dried tomato (for recipe)
cooked sunflower (for recipe)


  1. Pick the head when the sunflower seeds are formed and the shells are still soft.
  2. Remove all the petals.
  3. Coat with oil from the jar of sun-dried tomatoes.
  4. Place face down on grill over medium heat for five minutes until cooked.
  5. Coat with the sun-dried tomatoes and chopped basil.



Recipe originally published by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds at
Pictures courtesy of SENM resident Celina Folmar.

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