Spicy Pumpkin Seeds


They taste great raw or toasted as a snack. Also called pepitas, they add a delicate flavor and texture to many recipes.


  • 1 cup raw green pumpkin seeds

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt

  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine pumpkin seeds, chili powder, cayenne pepper, coarse salt, and fresh lime juice; toss to coat. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet; bake until puffed and browned, about 10 minutes.


Cook's Notes

While baking them is a great way to make use of those pumpkin seeds leftover from carving, you can buy the seeds cleaned and packaged at the grocery store.

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