How To Wash Pumpkin Seeds?

What is the easiest way to clean pumpkin seeds?

Scoop the seeds out with your fingers and put them in a colander. Rinse the pumpkin seeds well under cool running water (they will still feel a little “slimy” when you are done). Spread the cleaned seeds out in a single layer on a sheet of parchment paper to dry. (Do not use paper towels – the seeds will stick.)

How do you process pumpkin seeds to eat?


  • Preheat oven to 375° F (190° C).
  • Separate any pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin flesh.
  • If you choose to, clean the outer shell of the pumpkin seeds.
  • Pat seeds dry with a paper towel, if needed, and spread out on a baking dish.
  • Throw the pumpkin seeds in the oven for 20 minutes, or until golden and crunchy.

How long do you soak pumpkin seeds before baking?

For pumpkin seeds, let them soak for at least seven hours, rinsing and draining them every three or four hours. Once the soaking is finished, dehydrate them to get rid of the water. To do this, place them in a colander to drain as much water as you can then spread them on as stainless steel baking sheet.

How do you strain pumpkin seeds?

First remove all of the seeds from the inside of a pumpkin. Place them into a large bowl removing as much pulp as possible as you go. Soak the seeds in some warm water then strain to remove the rest of the pulp. Add a tablespoon of oil to the seeds and spread them out in one layer across a baking pan.