Homemade roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds, if you’re unfamiliar) are fun to make and absolutely delicious! Try one of the many flavor variations.

Homeade Garlic Rosemary Roasted Pepitas

I’ve made chili lime, cinnamon maple, sea salt and lemon and they were all awesome but these garlic rosemary roasted pepitas were my latest flavour combo and they. are. so. good.

Pepita Benefits

Pepitas contain omega-3s as well as protein, fibre, magnesium, iron and zinc, making them an excellent addition to a plant-based diet. I love eating them on their own but they’re great on added to salads and other recipes too.

Homeade Garlic Rosemary Roasted Pepitas
Homeade Garlic Rosemary Roasted Pepitas
Homeade Garlic Rosemary Roasted Pepitas

I always buy raw pumpkin seeds but you can also buy them roasted. Just make sure you check the ingredients if you’re buying them roasted as some of them have a ton of oil and salt added and the type of oil varies. I much prefer to just buy them raw and roast them to my liking.

These are great for snacking but they would also be really good added to this roasted squash farro salad, this squash and apple quinoa salad or this beet walnut salad.

Homeade Garlic Rosemary Roasted Pepitas

Garlic Rosemary Roasted Pepitas

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Pepitas are an excellent, natural, high energy snack. This homemade version of roasted pepitas is made with just a little olive oil and roasted to perfection with garlic and rosemary for a delicious and nutritious, plant-based snack.




  1. Pre-heat over to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients together until the pepitas are well coated.
  3. Spread onto a baking pan in one layer.
  4. Roast for 10-12 minutes, give the pan a shake every 3-4 minutes and be careful not to burn.
  5. When they’re crunchy and some are starting to turn golden brown, they’re done!
  6. Store in an air-tight container.

Keywords: roasted pumpkin seeds, roasted pepita