These Roasted Pepitas are so rich in flavor, and healthy too! They're perfect for snacking and can also be used as a topping on your favorite salad!
Health Benefits of Pepitas
These tiny little seeds are packed full of nutrition!
A ¼ cup serving provides 100 calories and the following nutrients:
- Protein - 5 grams
- Healthy Fat - 7 grams
- Fiber - 2 grams
- Manganese - 52% RDI
- Magnesium - 46% RDI
- Phosphorus - 41% RDI
- Iron - 29% RDI
- Copper - 24% RDI
- Zinc - 17% RDI
They are also packed full of antioxidants that protect our cells against free radicals, which may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases.
How to Roast Pepitas
For this recipe, I used raw pepitas which can be found at most supermarkets. They are green in color and do not have a white outer shell like the seeds that come straight out of a pumpkin.
Making them is simple. First, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Add the pepitas and olive oil to a small mixing bowl. Stir to coat. Then add the cumin, garlic powder, and salt. Stir to coat.
Spread the pepitas onto a baking sheet and roast for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Let cool, and enjoy!
Did you try this recipe? Leave me a comment below, and let me know what you think! 🙂
Other Hoorah to Health recipes you may enjoy:
- Hot Wassail
- Avocado Flower
- Stuffed Pepper Soup
- Pumpkin Risotto with Crispy Kale
- Pumpkin Hummus with Roasted Pepitas
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Roasted Pepitas (Pumpkin Seeds)
- 1 cup Pepitas raw pumpkin seeds without shells
- 1 teaspoon Olive Oil extra virgin
- ½ teaspoon Cumin
- ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the pepitas and olive oil in a small mixing bowl. Stir to coat.
- Add the cumin, garlic powder, and salt. Stir to coat.
- Spread the pepitas onto a baking sheet and roast for 10-15 minutes or until brown.
- Let cool, and enjoy!
Thank you for this idea. I like pumpkin seeds. I appreciate the information about nutrients as well.
You’re welcome, Martina! Enjoy!! 😊
I love the idea of these on every salad I make! They look delicious!
Thanks Jill, they are! 😊
These are DELICIOUS!! Thank you so much for the easy and excellent recipe!! M y husband loved them too, wow!
So glad you liked them. Such a healthy snack or salad topper!
Love it! ❤️ Going to keep some at all times! I made a batch to toss in my salads. Now I'm wondering where these have been all my life! Hard to stop snacking on them. Followed the recipe EXACTLY....usually a double batch....absolutely perfect😋
Glad you loved them, thanks for sharing! 🙂
loved them on the squash soup I made…so yummy with that added
I agree, they are so good! Thanks for sharing, Janet!!
Making a salad recipe from Nigella tonight that called for roasted pumpkin seeds. The hubby picked up a bag of Pepitas and I gave your recipe a try. LOVED them!! So did he! If we can just stop snacking on them until I put that salad together in a bit... Really delicious!!! Thank you for sharing this!! Hello from Norway!!
Ha, yes they are irresistible! Glad you both loved them, and thanks so much for sharing!