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Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Pumpkin Seed Pesto
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3.42 from 17 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes



  • First, toast the pumpkin seeds on your stovetop. Heat a pan over medium heat, add the pumpkin seeds (no oil needed). Shake the pan around and stir regularly, so they don’t burn, for about 5-7 minutes. They will get a little puffed up and crunchy.
  • Add the pumpkin seeds, 2 cloves garlic, 1 cup parsley leaves, 2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice, and a pinch of salt to a food processor or blender.
  • Blend while slowly pouring in the olive oil. Scrape down the sides as needed. You can leave it a little chunky, or blend longer to make it a little smoother. Taste, and add more salt if needed.
  • Spoon over roasted or steamed vegetables, zucchini noodles, seafood, or pasta.

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