Chili Lime Pepitas

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Chilie Lime Pepitas

Pepitas are pumpkin seeds. They are full of delicious taste and are the perfect base for seasoning. I made a batch of this last weekend and Jess and I have been munching on handfuls all week long. I adapted it from the recipe I found here. Just a warning, these are spicy!

Chilie Lime Pepitas

Chili-Lime Pepitas

2 c. raw, hulled pepitas
half of a lime, juiced
1 tsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. (or more, to taste) salt
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2-1 tsp. chipotle chili powder


Mix lime juice, oil, and spices in a bowl. Add pepitas, and toss to coat. Spread in an even layer on a baking sheet and roast at 375 degrees until golden, puffed, and fragrant. This took about 10 minutes for me, but it will vary depending on the size of the seeds. Check every 3-5 minutes or so, and stir to ensure even roasting.


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