Balsamic-and-Black-Pepper Pumpkin Seeds

The classic olive oil and balsamic vinegar combination make a great flavoring for roasted pumpkin seed snacks. Adding some sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper gives the seeds added flavor.

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  • Servings: 1 cup
KEY: Snacks

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  • Seeds from 1 medium (10-pound) pumpkin (about 1 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, or to taste
  • Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.

  2. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the seeds and boil for 10 minutes. Drain. Pat the pumpkin seeds dry on paper towels.

  3. In a bowl, toss the pumpkin seeds with the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and sugar. Season with salt and generously with pepper, or to taste. Spread the coated seeds evenly on the lined baking pan. Roast for 20-25 minutes, turning the seeds every 10 minutes. Remove the seeds from the oven when they are crispy. Allow to cool to room temperature and serve.

Contributed By Photo © Todd Porter & Diane Cu Published October 2013

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