Spiced PepitasCourse: SoupsDifficulty: Easy
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.