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December 3, 2010

cinnamon-chili pumpkin seeds

Filed under: appetizer,nuts, seeds,vegan — Tags: , , , , — Kristen @ 11:15 am

Next time you’re carving up a pumpkin, whether for Thai pumpkin curry or Halloween, save those seeds! Although it might be tempting to toss them away along with the rest of the ooey gooey stringy pumpkin innards, they easily release from those strings and make for a quick, easy snack.

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Whether you want a simple salted pumpkin seed or something more exotic like my cinnamon-chili powder flavor of choice, the key to crunchy, evenly salted pumpkin seeds is to boil them in salted water for ten minutes before you flavor them with spices and toss them into the oven to crisp up.

If you usually go with something strictly savory, I’d recommend trying this cinnamon-chili powder version for a change. The cinnamon and sugar give these seeds a warm sweetness, while the chili powder and salt add a touch of savory heat. (more…)

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