Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe


















Pumpkin seeds are delicious roasted with salt and oil. For more adventurous eaters, you can transform them into a spicy snack. There are two ways to go about making them--either you just pop the seeds in the oven with oil and salt or you can boil them in salt water, drain and then roast them. Boiling them infuses the whole seed with a salty flavor--it is an extra step but it can be worth it if you have the time. I have included both recipes below.

Pumpkin seeds are the nutrient dense part of the pumpkin so they are full of protein and minerals--making them a great snack with candy which is often lacking in nutrients.

Make roasting pumpkin seeds a tradition. If you feel overwhelmed by the mess of carving the pumpkin just put all the pumpkin seeds in a bowl or ziplock bag to roast the next day.

SPICY ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS I (easy)

  • 2 cups pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/2 lime

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 or 2 pinches cayenne pepper
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine pumpkin seeds and oil in a small bowl.
Spread the pumpkin seeds on the parchment lined baking sheet.
Squeeze half a lime  on the pumpkin seeds and sprinkle with salt.
Roast the pumpkin seeds in the oven for 20 minutes or until they are golden brown.
While the pumpkins are in the oven, combine the  spices together in small bowl. 
When the pumpkin seeds are roasted, remove them from the oven and prinkle the spice mixture over them. Stir to combine.
Let cool for 10 minutes before eating.

SPICY ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS (boiled)

2 cups pumpkin seeds
8 cups water
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons oil

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon onion salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 or 2 pinches cayenne pepper
1/2 lime

Combine 2 cups pumpkin seeds with 6 cups water and 2 teaspoons salt. Boil for 10 minutes. Drain. Spread the pumpkin seeds on a kitchen towel to dry them off.  Toss in a bowl with oil. Spread on a parchment lined baking sheet. Squeeze half a lime on the pumpkin seeds. Roast for 20 minutes in the oven.

While pumpkin seeds cook, combine spice mixture in a small bowl.  When the pumpkin seeds are golden brown remove them from the oven and sprinkle spice mixture on them. Let cool 10 minutes before eating.

Related Post:
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe



1 comments:

Winnie said...

These look delicious! I will link to them when I get my candied pumpkin seed recipe posted on my blog one of these days :)

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