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Under 30 Minutes

Spiced Pepitas

These hulled pumpkin seeds are tossed with lime juice for zing and chili powder for spice (we like arbol for its extra kick), and then toasted into a crunchy -- and addictive -- appetizer. Counter the heat by washing them down with a refreshing Mexican beer.

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  • Yield: Serves 4
Spiced Pepitas

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2011


  • 1 cup pepitas (green hulled pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder, preferably arbol (
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Coarse salt


  1. Stir together pepitas, lime juice, chili powder, sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt.

  2. Heat pepitas in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until toasted, about 4 minutes.


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