Spicy Pepitas

Easy, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian | December 7, 2015 | By

Spicy Pepitas

Salty and spicy. Mmmmm. Nothing goes better with a beer. These little guys are a quick easy treat that can be eating along side a cold one or used to top your favorite soup, salad, or even a taco.

I found this treat inside the Tacolicious cookbook (local taqueria).  You can buy the cookbook here.

I encourage you to make these ASAP. Throw them in a jar and they will keep for a very long time. Ready to bust out when you have an amigo over for an after work cerveza. Enjoy!

Bowl of spicy pumpkin seeds


  • 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil (I use olive)
  • 1/3 cup of hulled pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. When the oil becomes hot, sauté the seeds for about two minutes. DON’T BURN THEM!!! The seeds will begin to puff up and start popping. It’s actually pretty fun to watch. When it becomes clear that the seeds are toasted, immediately pour them into a bowl and season with cayenne and salt. Let cool, and enjoy!

Bowl of spicy pumpkin seeds

*I usually make a lot more than the above recipe calls for and store them in a jar in my pantry.  



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