Sesame Pumpkin Seeds

Sesame seeds provide added crunch to this seasonal snack. For variations try BBQ Pumpkin Seeds or Cheesy Pumpkin Seeds.


  • 1 cup cleaned raw whole pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
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Pre-heat the oven to 375ºF.

In a small saucepan, bring 4 cups water, the pumpkin seeds and 1 tablespoon salt to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes, then drain. Pat the seeds dry between layers of paper towels.

Toss the seeds with the sesame oil and the remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Spread in a single layer on a greased, foil-lined baking sheet. Roast until golden, 10-12 minutes.

Combine the sugar, sesame seeds, ginger and cayenne in a small bowl and toss to coat the pumpkin seeds. Roast for 5 minutes more.

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