Baked pumpkin seeds are the first of three recipes featured in this blog that can be made from a pumpkin like the one in the photo below. Considering the low cost of this delicious and nutritious squash, (I bought this one for $3) you should try a few dishes featuring pumpkins.
You can eat the entire seed. With a little salt, they make a great snack. They are also a good source of zinc, protein, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, and phytosterols and other vitamins. They are also believed to lower cholesterol.
1 medium to large pumpkin
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cut the pumpkin in half.
- Remove all of the seeds.
- Spread the seeds evenly across a baking pan.
- Lightly salt the seeds with kosher salt.
- Put pan in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
- Serve with cold beer.