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Paleo Croutons Recipe (Pepitas)

Paleo Croutons Recipe (Pepitas)

This paleo croutons recipe provides that delightful salad crunch with no carbs. They are made of spicy, soaked pumpkin seeds, traditionally called pepitas.

Servings 4 cups
Author Sarah Pope



  1. In a large glass bowl, stir salt into the filtered water and add pumpkin seeds and cayenne. Leave uncovered on the kitchen counter for at least 7 hours or overnight.

  2. Drain in a colander and spread wet seeds on cookie sheets. Dry in a warm oven (no more than 150F) for 12 hours or until completely dry. A food dehydrator works well too.

  3. Pepitas keep well in an airtight container in the pantry - even in warm, humid climates like where I live in Florida.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to use sprouted pumpkin seeds as well for even more nutrition! This brand is excellent and what I use.