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This healthy snack is so quick and easy. The seeds roast up to be so crispy and crunchy - Love it!

I posted this quick recipe over on Steller a few weeks ago, but I wanted to share it here as well.  Roasting pumpkin seeds always makes me feel victorious, like I used almost all the parts of a food and hardly wasted anything.  I made two foods out of only one food!  Or something.  Also pumpkin seeds are totally addictive and delicious.

This healthy snack is so quick and easy. The seeds roast up to be so crispy and crunchy - Love it!

Side note:  This is important.  How do you eat pumpkin seeds?  Do you eat the whole thing, shell and all, or do you only eat the inner part?  I eat the whole thing, and I honestly thought that was totally normal and everyone did that.  But after making these, Mr. Briar and I were eating them and I noticed he was not eating the outer shells.  Needless to say, it was quite shocking to find out that my husband of 1 year and I have very different views on how one should eat a pumpkin seed.  Don’t worry.  We have worked through our differences on the subject.  But it really got me wondering about what the most popular way to eat pumpkin seeds is – how do you eat a pumpkin seed?

This healthy snack is so quick and easy. The seeds roast up to be so crispy and crunchy - Love it!

Roasting pumpkin seeds is so very easy.  The hardest part about it is cleaning the seeds and removing all the stringy bits (I just can’t deal with calling them pumpkin guts, OK?  Is there a technical term for that?  Because I googled it and I couldn’t find it).  Once you get them separated from the…other parts…just give them a quick rinse to remove any residue.  Then pat them dry.  The seasoning and oil will stick to them better if they are dry.

This healthy snack is so quick and easy. The seeds roast up to be so crispy and crunchy - Love it!

I tossed these with olive oil, salt, pepper and curry powder.  FYI, my favorite curry powder is from Frontier Organic, I think it tastes so much better than other curry powders.  I buy it in the bulk spices section at Fred Meyer, but they also sell them in jars (not at all sponsored, I just really like it).  I decided on curry powder because I like it and I was making these as a garnish for my Roasted Pumpkin Coconut Curry Soup that I posted a few weeks ago.  I think you could go with whatever spice you like, and I have also just done this with olive oil and salt and that is good too.  Whatever floats your boat.

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Curry Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Prep 10 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Total 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Save your pumpkin seeds and make this addictive snack!

Ingredients 

  • pumpkin seeds* I had about 1 and a ⅓ cups
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • fresh ground pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Heat oven to 300°F degrees.
  • Clean pumpkin seeds by removing the stringy parts of the pumpkin and then rinsing them to remove any residue. Pat dry.
  • In a small bowl, toss with olive oil, salt, pepper and curry powder.
  • Spread on a lined baking sheet and roast for about 10 minutes.
  • Allow to cool and then eat! Best eaten the same day they are made, they did lose a little bit of their crunchy/crispiness after that.

Notes

You can also roast other squash seeds in the same way

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
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This healthy snack is so quick and easy. The seeds roast up to be so crispy and crunchy - Love it!

But seriously, How do you eat a pumpkin seed?

 

Hello! I’m Meghan.

I am so glad that you are here! I am the recipe developer, photographer, and writer here at my blog Fox and Briar. I am a passionate, self-taught home cook and believe that most things are better homemade and that good food doesn’t need to be complicated.

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8 Comments

  1. I have a TON of pumpkin seeds that I need to roast, so this recipe is coming at me at the perfect time! I LOVE that you used curry to spice these! SO YUM! These are the perfect snack, my dear! And I’m with you – I eat the whole dang seed… I don’t have time to mess around. Gimme ALL the Seed for my Belleh! 😉 Cheers, girlie!

    1. Thank you Cheyanne! I bet you do have a ton of seeds after that pumpkin keg! And I’m so glad to hear that you eat the whole seed, I think it is the best way to enjoy them 🙂

  2. Yum! Curry roasted anything is my favorite, but pumpkin seeds are so festive and perfect this time of year. They’re hard to resist! And I love a good “two foods from one” situation. That always makes me feel resourceful, like a Lady of the Land. Can’t wait to try this yumminess!
    xx Sydney

  3. I’ve soaked them in Tamari sauce & then roasted them for snacks~~unfortunately, they often end up as compost! But I also will save and label seeds that I want to try to plant the next season!!
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    1. I bet they are good in tamari too! That is fun that you plant them! I would love to grow spaghetti squash since I eat so much of it!

  4. 5 stars
    I’m not proud of this, but the other night I was so frustrated from trying to cut the top off my small pumpkin that I just threw out the seeds before realizing what I was doing. I was SO sad!! Roasted pumpkin seeds are one of my favorite things about fall … I think I’m going to need to buy another pumpkin.

    1. Ahh, I feel you Lauren. Sometimes cutting the pumpkin is the hardest part, and by the time you get it done you just can’t deal with anything else. I have been guilty of that before, don’t feel bad. Also, a good excuse to buy another pumpkin 🙂