Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

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Tis the season to slice open everyone’s favorite squash!!  While pumpkins are very cute in their reincarnation as a spooky lighting device, they are also extremely good for you!  So, to celebrate the pumpkin harvest and the Halloween season, this week I will be featuring recipes all to do with pumpkin!

First off, lets start off with something really easy and at hand.  Most households this week will be carving a pumpkin for Halloween.  So, why not reserve the seeds and make a tasty, healthful snack?!

toasted pumpkin seeds

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients:

pumpkin seeds

sea salt

Method:

1.Preheat the oven to 260*F (130*C).  Remove the seeds from the pumpkin and separate all of the thready bits.

2. Place seeds in a colander and rinse in cold running water.

3. Place a dish towel on a baking tray. Pour the seeds on top and pat them dry, removing as much water as possible.

4. Remove the dish towel, spreading the seeds out on the tray. Season with sea salt and bake for about 20-30 minutes, stirring twice during. The seeds should be crunchy, but not brown.

5. Allow the seeds to cool before storing.

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