12 Things to Do with Pumpkin Seeds

12 Things to Do with Pumpkin Seeds

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Emily Han
Oct 30, 2010

Now that you've carved the pumpkin, what can you do with all the seeds? To start, you can roast or hull them. And then there are brittles, garnishes, sweets, and savories.

TOP ROW
Roast them: Here's a basic recipe from Whole Foods; also check out this good tip for brining the seeds first.
Candy them: Need a quick way to transform a bunch of hulled seeds? Candy them! Pictured: Candied Pepitas (Sunset).
Spice them: Spiced Pumpkin Seeds (Real Simple).
Make pesto: Pumpkin Seed Pesto (Whole Foods).
Add them to granola: Granola with Almonds, Apricots, Cranberries, and Pineapple (The Kitchn).

MIDDLE ROW
Make sauce: Zapotec Pumpkin Seed Sauce & Chicken with Pumpkin Seed Sauce (Saveur).
Garnish soups: Sweet Potato and Tempeh Stew (The Kitchn).
Garnish salads: Fall Greens Salad with Pumpkin Seeds and Asiago (Whole Foods).
Garnish desserts: Pepita Rice Pudding (Food Network).
Garnish baked goods: Breakfast Muffins (Olive Magazine).

BOTTOM ROW
Make brittle: Pumpkin Seed Brittle (Gourmet).
Make spicy brittle: Spicy Pumpkin Seed Brittle (Woman's Day).

Related: Five Ways to Eat: Pumpkin

(Image: Whole Foods; James Carrier/Sunset; Francesco Lagnese/Real Simple; Whole Foods; Elizabeth Passarella; Laurie Smith/Saveur; Roger Sherman/Saveur; Emily Ho; Whole Foods; Food Network; Olive Magazine; Matthew Hranek/Gourmet; Kate Sears/Woman's Day)

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