Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Delight


Elevate your snacking game with Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Delight! These pumpkin seeds are not just a crunchy and nutritious snack, but also a whirlwind of flavors with their spicy and savory seasoning. Perfect for a healthy nibble or as a zesty topping on salads, these seeds are incredibly versatile.

Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Delight

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes (excluding seed extraction)
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 4
  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 180 kcal
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sodium: 250mg


  • Raw Pumpkin Seeds: 1 cup (extracted from a medium-sized pumpkin)
  • Olive Oil: 15 ml (0.5 oz / 0.03 lb)
  • Paprika: 5g (0.18 oz / 0.01 lb)
  • Ground Cumin: 2g (0.07 oz / 0.004 lb)
  • Garlic Powder: 2g (0.07 oz / 0.004 lb)
  • Chili Powder: 2g (0.07 oz / 0.004 lb)
  • Salt: 5g (0.18 oz / 0.01 lb)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Clean the seeds: Rinse the pumpkin seeds in water to remove any pulp. Pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Season the seeds: In a bowl, mix the pumpkin seeds with olive oil, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, and salt until well coated.
  3. Roast the seeds: Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden and crunchy.
  4. Cool and serve: Let the seeds cool before serving. They can be eaten as a snack or used as a topping.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure the seeds are dry before seasoning for better crispiness.
  • Adjust the spices according to your taste preference.
  • Store leftover seeds in an airtight container to keep them crunchy.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use store-bought pumpkin seeds?

Yes, but make sure they are raw and unsalted.

How long can I store these roasted seeds?

They can be stored for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.

Can I make these seeds without spices?

Absolutely! Just roast them with olive oil and salt for a simpler version.