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 limea 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).