Pepitas are pumpkin or squash seeds that have been roasted until crunchy and then salted for flavor. Pepitas are sold all over Mexico from carts on the street and bags in the store.
- 2 cups fresh pumpkin or squash seeds, rinsed to remove pulp.
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse the seeds under water to remove as much pulp as possible. Dry them well with a towel and place them in a bowl. Drizzle the oil over the top and toss them with the salt until they are evenly coated. Spread in large baking dish or cookie sheet and bake for about 15-18 minutes or until they are lightly golden and crunchy. Let them cool completely and store in an airtight container.