Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

BY : PUBLISHED : October 27th, 2012 UPDATED: August 18th, 2021

Total Cost (minus sundries): $3

I love to carve pumpkins, particularly because I really love pumpkin seeds.  A lot of times these head straight into the compost bin, but here is a quick and easy way to turn them into a healthy, fast snack or a great salad topping.

Plus, you can use the pumpkins as jack-o-lanterns, disco balls or serving dishes!  While the seeds are baking, hollow out the pumpkins completely.  You can cut off the top and use them as serving bowls. Or cut off the bottom, use a Phillip’s head screwdriver to poke holes into the sides, and have a cool jack-o-lantern!

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Jake
I love to carve pumpkins, particularly because I really love pumpkin seeds.  A lot of times these head straight into the compost bin, but here is a quick and easy way to turn them into a healthy, fast snack or a great salad topping.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 160 kcal
METHOD Oven
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 3 mini gourd pumpkins
  • 2 Tablespoons of margarine melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of soy sauce
  • Garlic Powder and Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Hollow out the three pumpkins and put the seeds and innards in a bowl.
  • Separate the innards from the seeds and boil in a pot of water for 10 minutes.
  • Strain and pat dry the seeds. Place them in a bowl with the melted margarine, soy sauce and cayenne pepper and mix.
  • Spread onto a cooking sheet, season with salt and garlic powder to taste, and bake for 30-35 minutes at 350. Halfway through, give them a shake and a turn.

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 7gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 77mgPotassium: 198mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 155IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 2mg
Keyword carve, cayenne, engine 2, forks over knives, halloween, jack-o-lantern, margarine, pepper, plant-based, pumpkin, roasted, salt, seeds, snack, vegan, vegetarian
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Jake switched to a plant based diet in 1996 and quickly realized he had no idea how to cook. All these years later and he's still trying to figure it out...

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