You can buy toasted pumpkin seeds at the grocery store or make your own at home. Simply scoop them out of a pumpkin, spread them on a baking sheet, drizzle them with 1 tsp. of olive oil, and bake at 375°F for 7 minutes.


Pumpkin seeds are called “pepitas” (puh-pee-tuhs) in many Spanish-speaking cultures, and they are a popular snack and cooking ingredient. They’re a great sources of protein, iron, zinc and many other important nutrients. Although pumpkin seeds are most common in the fall, they are available year round and a great addition to summer salads and homemade sauces like this one!


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