Sweet and Spicy Toasted Pepita Seeds
Developed by Jack Achenbach, RDN, LD
If you're like me and enjoy mixing and matching spices to create a mouth watering rub, then why not try your hand at roasting seeds. Not only will you have a fun, healthy snack but trying out spice blends on seeds is cheaper, less time consuming, and allows more trials than spicing up a couple of steaks. I recommend using the recipe below as a jumping off point towards any spice mix you can imagine. You'll see that I had the same reaction when I thought up the bacon powder pepita seeds while I was writing this post. So heat up those ovens, break out the mortar and pestle, and get mixing!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Combine the curry powder, salt, granulated sugar, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.
Heat the honey in a microwave until it runs like water. Pour over the pepita seeds and toss to coat them. Add the spice mix and toss while the honey is still warm.
Transfer to a sheet pan and roast at 350 Fahrenheit for 5-10 minutes. When fully roasted, transfer back to the spicy mix and toss again.
Serve in a bowl for munching!
Tossing the pepitas seeds in seasoning after roasting adds more flavor!
Store in an airtight container.