You are here: Home » Fall » Pepitas: Pumpkin Seeds Shed Their Shells Pepitas: Pumpkin Seeds Shed Their Shells Fall,Halloween,In Season,Recipes http://relish.com/articles/pepitas-pumpkin-seeds-shed-their-shells/ by RelishOctober 1, 2013 Pepitas add crunch and interest to four stellar recipes. Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/warm-pumpkin-salad-bacon-pumpkin-seeds-1-mb.jpg Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint For ages, pepitas have played a prominent role in Mexican cooking, finding their way into their rich moles and sauces. We find them to be perfect in everything from salads to brittle. Pepitas are the rich inner kernel that lies within the crunchy outer coating of the whole pumpkin seed. These small greenish seeds are velvety and rich and softer than other nuts. Look for them in packages next to the nuts in the supermarket or in a Mexican market. Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Pumpkin Seed Gremolata A bright and crunchy pumpkin seed topping for steak or chicken. Warm Pumpkin Salad with Bacon and Pumpkin Seeds Fresh pumpkin shows off its savory side in this warm, main-dish salad. Pumpkin Seed Brittle A super simple sweet brittle speckled with crunchy pepitas that's perfect for the fall season. Pumpkin Cheddar Muffins From salty to savory to sweet to crunchy, this muffin has it all.