Chile-Lime Pepitas

Preparation info

  • Makes

    1 Cup

    • Difficulty


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Soups and Stews

Soups and Stews

By The Editors of Saveur

Published 2015

  • About

These crunchy, spicy pepitas, or pumpkin seeds, give off a hit of heat and are a great addition to most vegetable-based or Mexican soups and stews.


  • 1 cup pepitas
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp.


Heat a 10″ skillet over medium; cook pepitas until toasted, 4 minutes. Add lime juice, cayenne, and salt and toss to coat. The pepitas will be a bit wet from the lime juice; spread on a baking sheet lined with paper towels to dry, tossing once or twice, about 1 hour. Store in an airtight tin or jar in a cool, dry location for up to 1 week.