Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Serves: Approximately 1.5 cups of pesto.

Preparation: 10 minutes

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Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Perfect for pasta, as a spread or for antipasto platters!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of firmly packed fresh basil leaves, washed
  • 1 cup of pumpkin seeds
  • 1 large clove of fresh garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • three quarter teaspoon of salt
  • half a cup of olive oil

Directions

  1. Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until everything is well combined. You may like to blend for short time then test, depending on texture preference.
  2. Check the seasoning and serve.

Variation

    TIPS:

    Is suitable to freeze.

    Don't over blend the ingredients as the pesto can take on a gluggy texture.

    If you cook the garlic in a little water for a few minutes, it takes away that astringent taste raw garlic has.

Recipe and photo credit:The Kind Cook

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