Why make these pumpkin seed recipes? Most people snack on pumpkin seeds, be they raw or roasted (and here’s how to roast them, by the way). However, there are ways to integrate this inconspicuous and rather little-used super-food into various dishes. You just don't want to miss the benefits that pumpkin seed consumption brings to your health.
You can use them raw or roasted to garnish some of your foods and/or add a bit of texture to them, say to a butternut squash cream soup, or a leek and potato broth. Or you can top a cake or bread with them. Other than that, there are pumpkin seed recipes where they have more of the spotlight as opposed to the secondary role usually attributed to them as a garnishing ingredient. Let's do some justice and check some pumpkin seed recipes.
7 pumpkin seeds recipes
Pesto is a sauce that originates from Italy, and comes in lots of variations, depending on the region. It usually consists of basil, garlic, pine nuts, and parmesan, all blended with olive oil. Our version is slightly different, because we’ve used lots of herbs, and replaced the pine nuts with almond flakes, and pumpkin seeds. The result is delicious, full of flavor, and we think it's definitely a keeper!
Sticking to a diet is not an easy thing to do! Luckily for you, there are ways not to starve yourself and eat things that still have a good taste. Salads might be the answer to your problems and the one below is highly recommended if you want to burn some calories!
Want to make a quick dessert using some leftover fruit? Well, here is one that’s also gluten-free. Use the fruit at your disposal, chop, and caramelize with some sugar. You can top everything with some raisins, cinnamon, and pumpkin seeds. And the salad is at its most tasty when served with a bit of ice cream on top!
If you're looking for a healthy snack idea, try this quick fix: mix different nuts and seeds – walnuts, cashew, pecans, pumpkin seeds – and bake them with a bit of sugar, agave syrup, and cinnamon. You'll get a delicious nut bar in no more than half an hour! If you're watching your diet closely, you can skip the sugar and use only natural sweeteners.
5. Granola Bars
Simple flavors and healthy ingredients are the highlights of these homemade granola bars. They’re great as a mid-afternoon snack, because they keep you full, and don’t provide a sugar overload. They’re crunchy, full of fiber, and also very easy to make!
In the mood for a quick and fresh dessert? Here is the simplest thing you can try. Mix cream cheese with raisins, goji, pumpkin seeds, and a touch of vanilla. Then use this mixture and spread it over a fluffy bread bun to make these wonderful sweet sandwiches.
This chickpea and carrot salad is fresh and nourishing at the same time. The spicy dressing goes extremely good with the sweetness of the carrot. You can shred or slice the carrot with a knife, but we recommend you use the vegetable peeler to get really thin slices.
Let's eat light tonight and make a wonderful salad. To make it perfectly balanced, we've filled it with all our favorite ingredients. The base ingredients are quinoa, apple, and avocado, set upon a bed of fresh salad. To give it a new and interesting flavor, we've prepared a strawberry-based dressing. It is quite a complex one, so we dearly invite you to try it.