Pumpkin Recipes

Mexican Style Roast Pumpkin Seeds recipe

Is there anything more fun then carving a pumpkin on Halloween? The answer is yes- Itís roasting and eating the seeds when you are finished making your Jack OíLantern. These seeds brought up a notch with a zesty and mildly spicy Mexican flavor. These flavored pumpkin seeds are nutrient rich, containing zinc, omega-3ís, and phytosterols. They are called Pepitas in Mexico. Trick or Treat! Here is something good to eat!


  • 2 cups pumpkin seeds (fresh from a carving pumpkin)
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • 1 lime, cut in half and squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Optional pinch of Cayenne Powder


1) Wash pumpkin seeds well in water. Dry them with a paper towel.

2) Put spices, oil, and lime juice on the seeds and mix well. Spread the seeds on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F. for 10- 14 minutes, or until crispy, dry, and fragrant.

Author: Melissa Bump

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Published: August 22, 2011
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