It’s All Hallow’s Eve where the veil between this reality and the spirit world becomes thin (or so Celtic legend goes). Once you carve your scary pumpkin into a jack o’ lantern to stave off the evil spirits, save the seeds for a healthy Halloween treat!
Loaded with protein, fiber and essential vitamins (such as high quantities of manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, tryptophan, iron, copper, vitamin K and zinc), pumpkin seeds are as delicious as they are nutritious. (Click here for a nutrient analysis).
Although I usually go with the Cajun spice, this year I thought we might try something a little more smokey rather than spicy! Try out this roasted pumpkin seed recipe and let us know what you think:
Smokey Roasted Pumpkin SeedsPrint This
- 1-2 cups pumpkin seeds from a fresh Halloween pumpkin
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- Rinse seeds and pick out any remaining pumpkin guts.
- Soak seeds overnight. (If you have time, this makes the seeds crispier when roasted.)
- Lay seeds out on wax paper to dry.
- Preheat oven to 375ºF.
- In a bowl, combine dry seeds and remaining ingredients. Toss until coated.
- On a baking sheet, spread seeds out in one layer.
- Bake for about 30 minutes, stirring once, until golden brown.
Do you have any roasted pumpkin seed recipes to share? Leave them in the comments below. Happy Halloween!