Cilantro Pesto with Pumpkin Seeds

 
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Image by zole4 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 
 

Enhance the flavor of chicken or fish with this great tasting pesto that can be prepared in a matter of minutes. Add it to fish tacoswith a few avocado slices for a taste treat. Enjoy!

Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 scallion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 or 3 canned jalapenos, depending on desired heat
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pumpkin seeds
  • 2 TBS water
  • 1 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and white pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Chop garlic and let sit for 5 minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Add olive oil a little at a time at end. You want the pesto to be blended yet not smooth. It is best with a little texture. Serve at room temperature. Do not heat it.

Recipe by WHFoods.com