Pepitas Pesto

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup (4oz.) toasted pepitas/shelled pumpkin seeds 

1 clove garlic, finely minced

1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves

1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan or Robusto cheese

1/4 - 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

DIRECTIONS:

1.  Combine 3/4 cup (3oz.) pepitas, garlic, cilantro, pepper, salt, and cumin powder in a food processor.  Whir to blend finely.

2.  Add the cheese and process again, scraping the sides down as needed.

3.  With the motor running slowly drizzle in the olive oil using 1/4 - 1/2 cup depending on the consistency you prefer.

4.  Turn the pesto into a small bowl and fold in the remaining 1/4 cup pepitas.

"Happy Hollow Weenie!" Serve Pepitas Pesto as a topping for tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, or grilled chicken or fish.  Trust us, you're going to find reasons to make this often and use it in a variety of ways.