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Pumpkin Seed Pesto

This thick and fragrant pumpkin seed pesto is the perfect fall recipe!

 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups unsalted hulled (green) pumpkin seeds
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, or to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro

Method: 

Preheat oven to 375°F. Toss pumpkin seeds with 2 tablespoons of the oil and salt then spread out in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Roast until seeds are puffed and fragrant, 10 to 15 minutes, then set aside to let cool.

Combine seeds in a food processor with water, lemon juice, garlic, cilantro and remaining 4 tablespoons oil. Pulse until mixture forms a coarse paste then season with salt and pepper. Cover and chill until ready to use.

Recipe Credit: wholefoodsmarket.com