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Pumpkin Seed Pesto

This fall inspired pumpkin seed and cilantro pesto is great over squash, soup, with eggs, and in grilled cheese.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup


  • 1/2 cup hulled pumpkin seeds, the green kind
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • 1 cup cilantro, loosely packed
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • In a small skillet over medium heat add 1/2 tablespoon olive oil. Add the pumpkin seeds and garlic and cook, stirring, until the seeds start to pop a little (2 minutes). Remove from heat and let cool.
  • In a blender or food processor add in all of the ingredients including the other 1/2 tablespoon of oil and the cooled seeds and garlic. Puree until smooth (or you can leave it a little chunky depending on your pesto preferences :)).
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