This recipe for savory roasted pumpkin seeds makes a healthy, frugal, vegan snack. Pumpkin seeds are easy to roast in the oven, so don’t throw them away!
Roasted pumpkin seeds are one of my daughter’s favorite snacks. They’re a nutritional powerhouse, rich in several minerals including iron and zinc. They’re also high in antioxidants and protein, so a handful of roasted pumpkin seeds is a highly beneficial snack. Of course my daughter doesn’t care about that. She’s only interested in the taste, and she can’t get enough of these.
To get the right texture, simmer the seeds in a pot of boiling water before roasting them. You can add a little more chili powder, salt, or other seasoning as desired. These are addictive!
Savory Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Price Breakdown
It’s tricky to do a price breakdown for this recipe. The pumpkins cost $1 each, so how much are the seeds worth? Many people just throw the seeds away. I’ll say the seeds cost $.25 per pumpkin. At that rate, this recipe costs a total of $.73 to make, or $.12 per ¼ cup serving. Savory roasted pumpkin seeds are an affordable, healthy snack.
For a sweeter snack, try my Cinnamon Spice Roasted Pumpkin Seeds.