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Chile Lime Pumpkin Seeds

One of my favorite recipes to prepare when I purchase fresh pumpkins every fall!
Course Antojitos
Cuisine Mexican



  • 1 full cup fresh pumpkin seeds previously cleaned and dried out
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt to taste
  • grapeseedĀ  or olive oil
  • chile de arbol powder or cayenne pepper
  • Tajin chile lime powder



  • After you wash the fresh pumpkin seeds, place them onto a parchment lined baking sheet and let them dry out for a few hours. Then transfer them to a bowl and add the lime juice, salt to taste, 1 tablespoon of oil, 1/3 teaspoon chile de arbol powder and 2 teaspoons of tajin. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Spread the seeds onto baking sheet in one even layer. At thins time, I sprinkled a light layer of chile lime powder to make sure they were evenly coated.
  • Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, mix and spread out evenly once again.
  • Bake for 5 more minutes. They will crisp up more as the


Tips~ If you want to add a heavier coating of chile lime, could squeeze add more lime juice and oil and repeat adding more chile lime powder after they have baked for 10 minutes. Just enough to moisten, don't add too much