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Spiced Pepitas (Pumpkin Seeds)

Spiced Pepitas

Recipe by thesal28_wpCourse: SoupsDifficulty: Easy


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The Spiced Pepitas fall into my favorite category of food: food that looks impressive, but actually really simple to make! If you’ve never heard of pepitas, maybe you know them as shelled pumpkin seeds. With a few minutes and a short list of spices, you can turn raw pepitas into a craveable snack. Spiced Pepitas are amazing on their own, as a soup garnish, or tossed into a salad.


  • 2/3 cup raw pepitas (also known as shelled pumpkin seeds)

  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt

  • scant 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1/2 tsp sugar

  • 1/4 tsp granulated garlic


  • In a small bowl, combine salt, sugar, granulated garlic and smoked paprika. Heat olive oil in a 10 inch nonstick pan over medium heat and add pepitas. Stir to coat pepitas in oil and cook until pepitas start to brown and crackle a little (about 4-6 min). Remove from heat and toss with spice mixture. Allow to cool on a sheet tray or heat safe plate.

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