Acorn squash is delicious, nutritious and easy to prepare, but if you're throwing the seeds down the garbage disposal, you're missing out on a yummy snack. Next time you cook acorn squash, save the seeds, mix them with a couple of simple ingredients and bake them in a hot oven. Acorn squash seeds are a healthy, portable snack.
Remove the seeds from the acorn squash with a metal spoon. Place the seeds in a colander and wash them in cool water as you remove the fiber and pulp.
Spread the seeds on a thick layer of paper towels and pat the seeds dry.
Place the squash seeds in a small mixing bowl. Stir in 1 tablespoon of olive or vegetable oil for every cup of squash seeds. Add about half a teaspoon of salt or your favorite seasoning, to taste.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Spread the acorn squash seeds on the baking sheet. Bake the seeds for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove the squash seeds from the oven and allow them to cool. Place the seeds in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator.