Dill Flavored Pumpkin Seeds

Increase the addictive factor of pumpkin seeds by roasting them in a dill flavored spice mixture. This is the perfect food gift for anyone on the go.

Increase the addictive factor of pumpkin seeds by roasting them in a dill flavored spice mixture. This is the perfect food gift for anyone on the go!

Pumpkin seeds, also known as “pepitas”, are a delicious snack when roasted. To make them even more addictive, try baking them with a dill flavored spice mixture. Packaged up in a nice little tin, this is a great food gift for someone on the go (assuming you don’t eat them up first!).

Dill Flavored Pumpkin Seeds

Yield: 2 cups

Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

2 c. raw pumpkin seeds*
1 tbsp. butter, melted
1 tbsp. dried dill
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. onion powder

1) Preheat oven to 325 F and prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with foil.
2) In a bowl, toss the pumpkin seeds in melted butter.
3) Sprinkle the remaining seasonings over the seeds and stir until until evenly coated.
4) Spread the seeds in an even layer on the cookie sheet.
5) Bake for 15 minutes, stir, then bake for another 15 minutes (or until seeds are slightly browned).
6) Turn off heat and allow to sit in the oven for 15 minutes.

* Chef’s Note: This recipe will taste best with pumpkin seeds that are not rinsed when removed from a pumpkin. Do brush out the pumpkin fibers though!

Gifting Idea:

Place the seeds in a little tin with a descriptive label. This will make for a portable little gift that someone can enjoy while on the road, at the office or anywhere else in between.

Pumpkin Seeds

7 thoughts on “Dill Flavored Pumpkin Seeds

  1. This is such a great idea. I love that you used dill - it goes so well with pumpkin - it’s an underutilized combination. If I make these for a friend who does not eat dairy, do you think that I could substitute garlic olive oil for the garlic salt and butter? Also, where do you purchase your tins and labels? Thanks for sharing - a great recipe.

    • Hi Shanna! I think that a garlic olive oil substitution for the butter and garlic salt is a fantastic alternative! For the tin and label featured above, I purchased them at “The Container Store” (containerstore.com). Another option for great packaging supplies is the Michaels craft store (michaels.com). They too have excellent labels and gift tags. Hope that helps!

      • That is very helpful! Michaels, here I come! Thank you! I love to cook, but I am not “crafty.” Though I desperately aspire to be, especially around the holidays and with birthdays roll around. Would it be too much to ask what program you use to make your labels? Or do you order them online? They are lovely.

      • Thanks Shanna! The labels I’ve used so far have actually been store-bought gift tags or stickers (from places like Michaels and The Container Store), of which I’ve just hand-written the information on. However, some great online resources to check out would include Avery (avery.com) and Gartner Studios (gartnerstudios.com) and My Own Labels (myownlabels.com). Good luck and let me know how everything goes!

      • Oh, great! Thank you for the information! I made some granola bars today that I posted on my blog. I think that they will make nice gifts… and the stickers or gift tags sound perfect. Loving your blog - it’s so professional and fun to visit.

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