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Pumpkin Seed Pesto

(recipe, Bluebird Farmers Market & CSA)


Pesto from pumpkin seeds and basil makes a delicious topping for pumpkin, pasta, or roasted veggie dishes.


  1. 2 cups unsalted green (hulls removed) pumpkin seeds
  2. ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 2 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
  4. 1 cup chopped sweet basil
  5. 3 cloves of garlic
  6. salt


  1. Roast the green pumpkin seeds on oiled cookie sheet with sea salt to taste in a 375 degree oven until puffed and toasted for about 10 minutes.
  2. Place all ingredients in food processor and blend until a course paste is made. Chill and serve.