Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

image from Wikimedia Commons


One medium sized pumpkin
1/4 t Sea salt
2 T Olive oil


Preheat the oven to 375 F. Slice off the pumpkin lid and scoop out the stringy guts and seeds. Separate the seeds the best you can from the stringy stuff. Rinse well and dry thoroughly on a paper towel.

While the seeds are drying turn the rest of the pumpkin into a scary jack-o-lantern!

Toss the seeds with olive oil, spread out in a large baking pan in a single layer, and sprinkle with freshly ground sea salt.

Put the pan in the oven and roast for about 10-20 minutes. The length of cooking time depends on how brown you want them to be. When they are perfect for you, remove them to cool a bit and then munch away on this healthy snack.

A great alternative cookery method is to pan fry them (as shown in the picture).

Simple nutrition that kids of all ages will enjoy!

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