Pepita and Cilantro Pesto

Pepita and Cilantro Pesto
Pepita and Cilantro Pesto
Toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) give this vibrant Mexican-inspired pesto a warm, toasty flavor.Todd Coleman

Toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) give this Mexican-inspired pesto a warm, toasty flavor. Serve it with roasted squash or grilled fish. This recipe first appeared in SAVEUR Issue #140 along with Laura Schenone's story "Glorious Pesto".

Pepita and Cilantro Pesto
Toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) give this Mexican-inspired pesto a warm, toasty flavor. Serve it with roasted squash or grilled fish.
Yield: makes About 1 Cup

Ingredients

  • 2 cups packed cilantro
  • 23 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 13 cup toasted pepitas
  • 13 cup finely grated parmesan
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Pulse cilantro, oil, pepitas, parmesan, lime juice, and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped; season with salt and pepper.