Cilantro & Pumpkin Seed Pesto
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I was going through my kitchen the other day with a mission to remove all clutter from my cabinets… We have so much food that hasn’t been touched!
In an effort to not waste, I came across a giant bag of pumpkin seeds that I bought a while back. I have no idea why I even bought them… but I’m sure I had a good reason 😉
I’ve seen other bloggers make cilantro pesto before and I have to admit… I was a little intimidated by it. The only pesto I make and like is basil pesto.
I very nervously combined the cilantro, pumpkin seeds, and some garlic in a food processor and pulsed away….
A little olive oil, the juice of one lime, and some cumin were added in the mix…
I was AMAZED at how good this was!!!
I thought about adding a little jalepeno to it, but decided against it. Next time I’m adding in the hot stuff!
I made a chicken quesadilla for dinner and spread some of this on top. It was the perfect addition!
- 2 giant handfuls of cilantro (about 3 cups)
- 1/2 pumpkin seeds
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- Juice of one lime
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- salt to taste
- additional water if needed
Combine cilantro, pumpkin seeds, and garlic in food processor. Pulse a few times to break everything up.
Add in lime juice, cumin, and olive oil. pulse until nice and creamy. If the consistency is too thick, add a little water to make desired consistency… or you could add more lime juice. For a little kick, add one small seeded jalepeno to the mix 🙂