Roasted Pepitas

Pumpkins Seeds


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Pumpkins Seeds

Roasted Pepitas

Pepitas are pumpkin seeds. Fresh from the pumpkin, each green seed is encased in a beige, slightly tough but edible hull.  Roast the unhulled seeds, and you’ve got a perfect snack for a pumpkin carving party. Turn pumpkin seeds into a deliciously crunchy, salty treat.  These unhulled pepitas are perfect for eating out of hand. In recipes that call for pepitas as an ingredient, use hulled pepitas. 


1 Cup Unhulled Pepitas

1 Tablespoon Grapeseed Oil

Kosher Salt

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  Position a rack in the center of your oven.  In a small-size bowl, stir together the pepitas and grapeseed oil.  Spread the seeds on a large-size baking sheet and sprinkle lightly with kosher salt.  Roast for 8 to 12 minutes until golden.  Remove from oven and serve warm or at room temperature.  Makes 1 cup.  You can make ahead.  Roasted pumpkin seeds will keep for several days stored in an airtight container at room temperature.  You can also make a variety of Roasted Pepitas: Sprinkle with chili powder, smoked paprika, curry powder, or another favorite spice before roasting.  Or if you would like a sweet treat, toss with cinnamon sugar after roasting.  



    Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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