RECIPE: Portuguese Spicy Pumpkin Seed Snack

Spice pumpkin seeds

Pevides Torrados (literally: Roasted Pips)


  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper powder (or if you like things a little spicier add another 1/2)
  • 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1 1/2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 Tbsp white sugar
  • 450gm (about 2 cups) pumpkin seeds, not toasted or roasted
  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil (for rubbing onto the baking paper – or spray oil if you have it)


  1. Preheat oven to roast/grill at 290F/140C to warm up while you are preparing the seasoning.
    Line a oven tray with baking paper, rubbing or spraying the paper with oil.
  2. Whisk egg white into a good foam, starting to stiffen, but not too dry.
  3. Add cinnamon, cayenne, salt, paprika, cinnamon and sugar – whisk into the egg white well.
  4. Now add the pumpkin seeds to the mixture, stirring through until they are all coated in the seasoning.
  5. Spread the pumpkin seeds onto the baking paper, trying to keep them in a single layer as they will roast more evenly.
  6. Roast for about 20-25 minutes, flipping them carefully at about half way an using a spatula to break up any pumpkin seeds that are clumping in the process. When they are starting to look drier and browned they’re done, remove and allow to cool.
  7. Once cool break up any clumps and serve… they’ll be a hit.

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