One of the many joys during the Fall season is carving pumpkins. It’s always been a tradition in my home to cut open our large pumpkin and scoop out the seeds for roasting. Roasting pumpkin seeds is fun, easy and delicious. I like roasting my seeds on a high temperature for a 7 to 8 minutes. This makes them crunchy and crisp.
Here is an easy recipe for roasted pumpkin seeds:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Place pumpkin seeds in a colander in your sink. Rinse seeds and remove stringy pumpkin pieces. Pour seeds onto a rimmed pan and pat dry with a paper towel. Drizzle seeds with olive oil and sprinkle on desired amount of salt & pepper. Then toss to combine. Roast on 375 degrees for 7 minutes or until seeds are slightly brown and crisp. Other unique and flavorful spice combinations are garlic, cayenne pepper and salt or you can also make sweet roasted seeds by adding butter, sugar and cinnamon. Watch the Clearly Organic blog for unique recipes including roasted pumpkin seeds.