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!


  • 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


  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.



    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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