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BBQ Pepitas


Even as we’re practicing social distancing, we continue to see great examples of how life happens around food. Instead of the corporate lunches, we’re seeing teams enjoy video conference lunches; instead of big dinner parties, families are having home-cooked meals together; and instead of packing bars at happy hours, friends are toasting each other virtually.

With more people cooking at home, we’re collecting recipes from our Great Performances’ team members, families, friends and partners to share with you and provide some inspiration for delicious dishes you can make at home. Share your recipes and photos with us: tag us on social media #gpcovidcooking, direct message @gpfood or email marketing@greatperformances.com.


Seeds and nuts make a great snack: they contain fiber, healthy fats and antioxidants. I love spicing up pepitas—or pumpkin seeds—with a bit of smoked paprika for a toasty, bbq flavor.


Recipe provided by Great Performances’ Nutrition Partner and Embrace Wellness Program Director

Emilia SochovkaRegistered DietitianEmbrace: Wellness


  • 2 cups raw pepitas
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika


  1. Heat oven to 350 F
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Spread on a lined sheet pan and roast 15 minutes, shaking halfway.
  3. Enjoy warm or cool completely and store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.