Sesame-Soy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds


These savory, Asian-inspired sesame-soy pumpkin seeds are a great snack or salad topping for Chinese chicken salads.

Sesame-Soy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Photo: © Todd Porter & Diane Cu
Total Time:
45 mins
1 cup


  • Seeds from 1 medium (10-pound) pumpkin (about 1 cup)

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seed oil

  • Kosher or sea salt, to taste

  • Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste


  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 vegetable oil, soy sauce, and sesame seed oil. Season with salt and pepper 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.

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