Perfect Pumpkin Seeds


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