Savoury snacking

Roasted pumpkin seeds

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Don’t waste your Halloween by-product by throwing away pumpkin y-products!

Pumpkin seeds make a quick, delicious and healthy snack. They are rich in protein, omega-3 fats, magnesium, and zinc. Check out this a basic recipe for roasting your pumpkin seeds. The flavour is a matter of preference and you have full control over spicing them up, be that simple salt/pepper or a cracking lime/cayenne zinger!

Ingredients

  • guts of 1 small pumpkin
  • olive oil or butter
  • seasoning: salt, pepper, garlic powder.

Procedure

Put the pumpkin guts in a strainer, run water and work your fingers through the guts. The seeds are very easily separated from the guts.

Once you have your seeds cleaned spread them on a clean kitchen towel and let dry.

Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F. Combine pumpkin seeds with your seasoning to your taste.

Spread the seeds on a baking sheet and pop in the oven. The roasting time varies between 60-90 mins so check more frequently pass the 45 min mark.

Enjoy!

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Pumpkin guts.
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Cleaned pumpkin seeds.
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Drying pumpkin seeds.
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Ready for toasting. Choose your favourite seasoning.
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