Roasted Tamari Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Tamari Pumpkin Seeds

Admittedly, pumpkins are a bit of a nuisance to clean. The seeds must be separated from the goo, and paring the skin from the flesh is a task I would hand over to my sous chef if I had one. But it is not a thankless task. Oh, not at all. There is no finer treat perhaps than homemade roasted pumpkin seeds. This recipe is a variation on my standard recipe for roasted pumpkin seeds. I soaked the seeds with some tamari and sea salt and sprinkled them with some cayenne before roasting. Warning: these are addictive.

Double, triple or even quadruple the recipe if you have more seeds on hand.

Roasted Tamari Pumpkin SeedsRoasted Tamari Pumpkin Seeds
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Published on November 19, 2008

Homemade roasted pumpkin seeds with tamari — an easy and tasty fall treat

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 25 to 35 minutes

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  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons tamari (soy) sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 2/3 cups pumpkin seeds (1 large pumpkin)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • Bring the water to a boil and pour the water over the seeds in a bowl. Stir in the sea salt and tamari. Cover the seeds and leave to stand for 12 to 24 hours.

  • Drain the water from the seeds, spread them evenly on a ungreased baking sheet, sprinkle with cayenne, and bake in a 350°F oven for 25 to 35 minutes or until the seeds are dry and puffy. Stir the seeds frequently, once every 10 minutes or so.

  • When the seeds are done, leave them to cool on the baking sheet, and stir occasionally. Store in an air-tight container.

Makes 2 cups

Roasted Tamari Pumpkin Seeds


Darius T. Williams said...

I love these - these are a GREAT snack!


Uma said...

Wow, these look so yummy! Thanks for the nice recipe. I usually make a spicy powder out of these!

Lisa Turner said...

Uma, I love the idea of making this into a spice powder. I will try this.

Ivy said...

I made them as well, just with coarse sea salt and they were great. I couldn't stop eating them. The addition of cayenne sounds great.

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

I haven't tried savoury pumpkin seeds before, but I can tell that these would soon become addictive and I would eat way too many whilst sipping wine.