Friday, November 7, 2014

Spiced Pepitas

If you know me you know roasting whole pumpkins is not something I take lightly - it's a pain in the you know what! So no I did not carve a pumpkin and then reserve the seeds -not to mention take them out of their shells. I went to the store and bought them in bulk - they are called Pepitas - basically shelled pumpkin seeds. This recipe I got from Donna at The Gardner and I think they are the perfect snack and so nice with a little cocktail. Thanks for sharing!

Spiced Pepitas

3/4 pound of raw pepitas
2 tablespoons olive oil
about 1/8-1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder or cayenne pepper basically to taste
1 teaspoon Taste of Tierra Salt  (if you can't get this add salt instead)
juice of 1/2 a lime

Heat up a large sauté pan and add the oil. When that is warmed -medium heat - add the seeds and toss to coat - they should start popping! Then sprinkle in the chipotle powder (Tierra makes this too) and the salt - keep tossing and coating - you want them to get lightly browned - they will keep popping too. After a few min (just don't burn them) squeeze in the lime juice and continue tossing until the juice is absorbed. Let cool and add more salt to taste if you like. Enjoy!

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