Don’t toss the seeds! Let me show you how to roast them in this easy tutorial.
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How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds
- ~1 cup pumpkin seeds from 1 large carving or sugar (pie) pumpkin
- 1 Tbsp avocado or melted oil (I add 1 Tbsp per 1 cup seeds)
- 1 healthy pinch sea salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (162 C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or more if making a larger batch).
Scoop the seeds from your pumpkin and try and remove most of the stringy parts. Then place in a colander or fine mesh strainer and rinse thoroughly to remove any of the leftover goop from the pumpkin. (If using store bought, measure out seeds and place directly on baking sheet.)
Arrange cleaned pumpkin seeds on a towel or paper towel and dry thoroughly. This will help the pumpkin seeds crisp up in the oven.
Arrange washed and dried pumpkin seeds on baking sheet and drizzle with oil (1 Tbsp per 1 cup seeds). Add salt and any other desired seasonings (such as Shawarma or Curry), and toss to thoroughly coat.
Bake for 20-30 minutes (this will depend on how big your seeds are), or until crisp and light golden brown.
Let cool completely before transferring to a sealed container, such as a mason jar. Will keep at room temperature for 1 week or more, or in the freezer up to 1 month.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with oil and salt.
Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 4 quarter-cup servings)
- Calories: 50
- Fat: 4.2g
- Saturated fat: 0.6g
- Sodium: 40mg
- Carbohydrates: 2.4g
- Fiber: 0.8g
- Protein: 0.8g