What to do with all those pumpkin seeds?
The edible seeds of a pumpkin, aka as pepitas are a delightful fall snack. Children especially love them. Served lightly salted and roasted, the pumpkin seed is a tasty fall treat - and a great source of fiber. Top on salads, soups or add to granola for a crunchy breakfast treat.
To roast your pumpkin seeds, do not wash them first! Washing removes all the natural flavor. Instead, remove the seeds from the strings and place a single layer on a cookie sheet. Add salt to taste and bake at 300° until dry, stirring occasionally.
Options to taste:
roasted garlic & lemon zest
cayenne pepper & sea salt
curry & cumin
cinnamon & brown sugar