Friday, October 30, 2009

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted pumpkin seeds make a delicious healthy snack. I get my seeds from the market, where they sell pieces of pumpkin. The merchants usually throw the seeds away, but one of my favorite merchants gives them to me once a week. So, if you don't know how to make them, here's how I do it:

First, separate the seeds from the pulp, rinse them and drain them in a colander.
I dry them slightly with paper towels.

Spread them out on a cookie sheet with about two tablespoons of vegetable oil.

Bake in a pre-heated oven, 425°F, 220°C, gas mark 7. I roast mine for about 20 minutes, but the baking time may vary in different ovens, or if you like them very crunchy.
Stir the seeds once or twice during this time to make sure they are evenly roasted.

When they are a golden brown, remove from oven and add salt. If you are on a low-salt diet, you can add herbs, or other spices.

Enjoy these whenever you want to munch on something crisp!


  1. I always roast in the microwave, works really well too :-D

  2. oh my, they look yummy! thanks for the recipe! :)

  3. Pumpkin seeds are so good, I usually buy them straight from a store. Thinking of buying a pumpkin this weekend so I could try to roast the seeds :) Thanks for tips!

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