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Spiced pumpkin seeds in a pink glass bowl on a white ceramic plate

Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

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  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x
  • Category: Garnish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: n/a
  • Diet: Vegan


These spiced pumpkin seeds are the perfect crunchy garnish for toasts, bowls, and soups.


  • 1/2 cup raw shelled pumpkin seeds (aka pepitas)
  • 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of fine sea salt and black pepper


  1. Place the seeds in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat. Toast, tossing frequently to keep the seeds from burning, until they’re fragrant, lightly browned, a little puffed, and making a slight crackling sound, 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Turn the heat off, add the oil, and toss to coat. Then season with the paprika, garlic, salt, and pepper, and toss to coat again. 
  3. Cool completely before storing. These seeds will keep in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 2 weeks.


  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
  • Calories: 50
  • Fat: 4.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g