Spicy Toasted Pumpkin Seed Dip

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(1) 1 Review
Prep Time
25
min.
Total Time
25
min.
Servings

12 servings

Here's a terrific way to use leftover pumpkin seeds from Halloween: Toast and grind them to make this spicy harvest-time dip.

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  • Use pulsing action to process pumpkin seeds in food processor just until seeds resemble coarse crumbs. Add next 6 ingredients; process until thickened and well blended.
  • Spoon half the pumpkin mixture into small serving bowl; cover with layers of sour cream and remaining pumpkin seed mixture.
  • Serve with vegetables.

Substitute

Substitute 2 roasted serrano chiles for the habanero chile.

Food Facts

This Mayan-inspired recipe is commonly known as "sikil pak" in Mexico.

How to Roast Garlic

Heat oven to 400°F. Remove any loose papery skins from 1 head of garlic, keeping head intact. Cut 1/4- to 1/2-inch-thick slice off top of garlic; discard. Place garlic in center of piece of foil in small pan; drizzle with 1 tsp. olive oil. Wrap in foil. Bake 30 to 45 min. or until softened and golden brown. Time will vary depending on size of garlic head; start checking for doneness after 30 min.

Servings

  • 12 servings

Healthy Living

  • Low sodium
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 1/2 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1/2 Starch
  • 1 Meat (L)
  • 1 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

In addition to adding a touch of heat to this unique low-sodium dip, the habanero chili also contains vitamin C.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 120
% Daily Value
Total fat 8g
Saturated fat 2g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 70mg
Carbohydrate 9g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
   
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 50 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • adamsmith01 | Thu, Oct 4 2012 8:34 AM

    We carved a few pumpkins for Halloween and didn't know what to do with all of the pumpkin seeds, so we made this roasted pumpkin seed dip (minus the spicy because of the kids). It was delicious with pita chips.

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