Sea Salt and Rosemary Pumpkin Seeds

Rosemary & Sea Salt Pumpkin Seeds

Rosemary & Sea Salt Pumpkin Seeds

We took our family on a Pumpkin Train Ride to celebrate our daughter Ava’s 6th birthday and a beautiful northern autumn.

The  train travels along the North Shore of Lake Superior to a secret pumpkin patch. Passengers de-board and pick their own pumpkins. Ava chose a perfect round pumpkin to make herself a pie. On the return trip, we saw a magic show and tasted old-fashioned candy. Awesome stuff.

Pumpkin Train Secret Patch

Pumpkin Train Secret Patch

That night while we were fast asleep. Our neighborhood was hit by Halloween pranksters. In the morning, our four fabulous pumpkins lay smashed in the street. We weren’t the only ones. Dozens, yes dozens, of our neighbors lost their pumpkins as well.

We are short walk from the university. It’s inevitable I guess.

What do you do with a smashed pumpkin? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

I went to the shop for another pumpkin. Our grocer labeled a dozen or so smaller pumpkins as, “Pie Pumpkins.” It turns out they are sweeter and less fibrous than the pumpkins traditionally carved into Jack-o-lanterns.  To say the pranksters steered us the right direction may a bit of a reach, but things are looking up.

First things first. Before baking that pie, we need a snack. Try our sea salt and rosemary pumpkin seeds. The kids love them. Enjoy!


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Sea Salt and Rosemary Pumpkin Seeds
Sea Salt and Rosemary Pumpkin Seeds. Your kids will love them!
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: snack/appetizer
Serves: 4-6
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Cook time: 
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  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Rosemary
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  1. Rinse your seeds.
  2. Add seeds to salted boiling water for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Drain and pat try.
  4. Lightly toss in 1 teaspoon olive oil and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  5. Sprinkle sea salt over the seeds.
  6. Toss in a few springs of rosemary.
  7. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes.
  8. Turn seeds and bake for an additional 8-10 minutes or until seeds begin to pop.
  9. Allow to cool and serve.


The pumpkin train runs the last week of the fall season. For those in warmer regions of the country, they mean mid-late October.

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16 thoughts on “Sea Salt and Rosemary Pumpkin Seeds

  1. Glad to hear you didn’t let those pranksters get the best of you! Those sea salt and rosemary pumpkin seeds do look tasty and are really getting me in the mood for Halloween some more!

  2. We finally made it to the fall festival here and went on a hay ride, my youngest would have loved that train though. Hopefully it was just smashed pumpkins by bored kids! I will try your recipe, I have never had pumpkin seeds before but want to try them, I love anything with rosemary.
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  3. Love that recipe!! I can’t stand people who destroy stuff like that!!

  4. This recipe is just perfect, we just carved our pumpkins yesterday and have all the seed but had no idea what to do with them yet. This sounds delicious and I have everything I need at home. Will be making these tomorrow for sure!
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  5. We used to make something similar to that, although what we do is we rub the seeds with a little salt then sun-dry them. after most of the moisture has gone, we roast them in a hot skillet with very little vegetable oil. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I would try this next time. 🙂
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  6. My kids esepcially my son would have love and enjoy being in this place. you have adorable girls. Thats a good recipe idea for pumpkin seed. pumpkin seeds are good i just don’t know how they did it. thanks for this pumpkin seeds step by step instruction
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  7. Wow! Make my own pumpkin seeds goodness? Thanks for the recipe! Pranksters are so unavoidable. You know it’s bound to happen somewhere. Glad you all at least had fun!

  8. I love Halloween and of course, everything that’s related to it, including pumpkins. We’re going to carve the pumpkin Thursday, now I know what I have to do with the seeds! 🙂

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