Basil, Lime and Pumpkin Seed Pesto

As much as we all may love traditional pesto, it is fun to switch it up a bit. This terrific recipe highlights basil’s fresh flavor with rich, nutty pumpkin seeds and zingy lime—a nice change of pace! Basil, Lime and Pumpkin Seed Pesto is packed with nutrition and fiber, and is so complete it doesn’t even require the tried and true Parmesan cheese!

1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1 cup basil, packed
4 tablespoons lime juice
3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper

Lightly toast pumpkin seeds and grind unil they stick to the walls of the food processor. Add the remaining ingredients. Add more olive oil or lime juice to thin if necessary.

Makes 1 cup.

Adapted from Tassajara Cookbook, by Karla Oliveira (Gibbs Smith Publisher, 2007).


Marianne Good
Past Member 3 years ago


Ana Marija Rumbak
ANA MARIJA R3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.:)

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Ram Reddy
Ram Reddy3 years ago


Trish K.
Trish K3 years ago

This looks and sounds so good and refreshing. Thanks you

Mark Tarrant
Past Member 3 years ago

good combi

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Penny B.
.4 years ago

Thank you!

Nicole Gorman
Nicole Gorman4 years ago

Sounds delicious. Thanks!

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W4 years ago