Toasted Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas)
1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 tsp. avocado oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/8 to 1/4 tsp ground black pepper, adjust to personal taste
sprinkle of cayenne pepper, optional
These pumpkin seeds are great for topping a salad, soup, or just snacking on alone. They have a robust salt and pepper flavor. If you are wanting more of a kick you can add a sprinkle of cayenne pepper. I would probably reduce the ground black pepper if you are going to add the cayenne.
*** Note that you should roast the seeds before you add the seasoning.
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Toss the pumpkin seeds with the oil and place on a baking dish in a single layer
3. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring occassionally
4. Remove from oven and toss with salt, garlic powder, and black pepper
5. Let cool