Za'atar (or zaatar)--a Middle-Eastern spice blend that's a mix of thyme, sumac, salt, sesame seeds and sometimes other herbs--livens up roasted pumpkin seeds.

Devon-O'Brien
Devon O'Brien
EatingWell Magazine, October 2019

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Recipe Summary

active:
5 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

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  • Combine oil, za'atar and salt in a medium bowl. Add pumpkin seeds and toss to coat. Spread evenly on a rimmed baking sheet.

  • Bake the seeds, stirring occasionally, until dry and toasted, 40 minutes to 1 hour.

Tips

Tip: Whether you're carving jack-o'-lanterns or prepping a pie pumpkin, save the seeds for these tasty treats. Squash seeds work too! (Try butternut, kabocha or spaghetti squash seeds.) To get the seeds recipe-ready: Place them in a bowl of warm water (the seeds float to the top, making them easier to separate from the threads) and remove any flesh that's sticking to them. Drain and pat with a towel to dry well.

To make ahead: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

212 calories; protein 9g; carbohydrates 4g; dietary fiber 3g; sugars 1g; fat 17.5g; saturated fat 4g; vitamin a iu 100IU; iron 2.7mg; sodium 197.7mg.
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