Halloween is such a fun holiday. Carving your jack-o-lantern is definitely a must.
Do NOT throw away those pumpkin seeds!
You can turn them into crunchy, salty, golden little gems. I like to roast mine very simply with a little EVOO and salt. But you can definitely spice them up or make them sweet. Either way, they are super addictive!
Oh and did I mention that pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are nutritional powerhouses? They provide many nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc. Definitely a snack you can feel good about!
Makes 1 to 2 cups
- Pumpkin seeds from one medium pumpkin = graines de citrouille
- Olive oil = huile d'olive
- Sea salt = sel
Scoop the seeds out and rinse in a colander under running water. Let them dry for several hours or overnight. Transfer to a medium bowl and drizzle about 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Stir until all the seeds are well coated. Then sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of sea salt. Give it another stir.
Spread onto a baking sheet (fitted with a baking mat). Roast for about 20 minutes in a 350°F / 180°C oven, stirring halfway through. Make sure not to burn them!
Remove from oven and let them cool down. Transfer to an airtight container.
Snack on them, add them to a homemade trail mix, or sprinkle on top of an autumn salad. Enjoy!