5 Ways to Spice Up Your Pumpkin Seeds

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After you rinse your pumpkin seeds, be sure to boil them in salted water for 10 minutes.

After you clean your pumpkin seeds and boil them for 10 minutes in salted water, dry them, toss them in a large bowl with olive oil, salt, and spices, and roast them in a single layer on a baking sheet in a 250-degree oven until crisp.

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For spicy pumpkin seeds, mix equal parts garlic salt, ground cumin, ground coriander, and ground cardamom. Sprinkle your spice mixture over the pumpkin seeds before roasting them.

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For spicy, smoky pumpkin seeds, sprinkle them with dried ground chipotle powder before roasting them.

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For sweet and spicy pumpkin seeds, mix equal parts cinnamon, ground cloves, and ground ginger. Then, mix equal parts spice mix and brown sugar. Toss the oil-coated pumpkin seeds in the sugar and spice mixture before roasting.

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For spicy, aromatic pumpkin seeds, sprinkle them with Chinese Five Spice before roasting.

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Make a paste from equal parts soy sauce, sugar, and wasabi powder and rub it on the oil-coated seeds before they go in the oven for a spicy roasted treat.

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Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.