Now that Halloween is over, millions of creatively carved pumpkins are about to meet their final fate. Yes, the dreaded garbage can. Hopefully, you remembered to save those delicious, health-infused pumpkin seeds for roasting in the oven. If not, no problem. You can always buy dried pumpkin seeds at your local grocery store and get roasting!
Roasting pumpkin seeds are not exactly a new idea. However, since I love to infuse global flavors into my recipes, rather than tossing the seeds as usual, I put them to good use and oven-roasted them using a combination of spices from my pantry.
I love the flavors of Louisiana. Creole spice has a distinct smoke flavor that creates an interesting depth to the food. Combined with a splash of sea salt gives the seed a smoky, salty flavor made famous in the south.
I also created a Mediterranean flavor by using
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After experimenting with three unique flavors options, I made a dessert-flavored seed to offset the saltiness of the others. Everybody’s favorite cinnamon and sugar was the perfect addition to the collection.
Pumpkin seeds are a heart-healthy, immune-supporting snack you can make anytime of the year. If you are looking for a unique treat to share at your Thanksgiving dinner, roasted pumpkins seeds make an excellent choice.
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