Perfect Pumpkin Seeds

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Don’t toss the seeds! Follow these simple steps, then use them to jazz up salads, soups, and stews. Stored in an airtight container, they’ll stay fresh up to a week.

  • 2Servings


  • 1 Tbs. plus (optional) 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups cleaned pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. spice or spice blend (such as chili powder, curry powder, seafood seasoning, garam masala, etc.), optional


1. Bring 1 Tbs. salt and 4 cups water to a boil. Add pumpkin seeds, and boil 10 minutes. Drain, and spread on paper-towel-lined plate or baking sheet to dry and cool.

2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss pumpkin seeds with oil and spice (if using) in large bowl, and season with 1/4 tsp. salt, if using. Spread in single layer on baking sheet, and bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until crisp and golden, stirring occasionally. Cool before serving.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 81
  • Carbohydrate Content: 9 g
  • Fat Content: 4 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 76 mg