Arugula and Blood Orange Pumpkin Seed Pesto

April 3, 2019—0 Comments
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Arugula and Blood Orange Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Servings: About 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 2 cups packed arugula
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic (about 2 medium-sized cloves)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1-1/2 TB fresh lemon juice (or more to taste)
  • 1 TB fresh blood orange juice (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 cup GOE Vegetable Stock (or other no-salt vegetable stock)
  • 1/8 tsp. salt (optional) & freshly ground black pepper or red pepper flakes.
  1. Place the pumpkin seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring every few seconds until lightly toasted.  About 2 minutes.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, place all of the other ingredients. Blend until smooth.
  3. Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking, adding more lemon juice and/or blood orange juice to your liking, as well as a sprinkling of salt and pepper of your choice.

Nutrition Per Serving:  420 calories, 32g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 320mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate, 5g fiber, 6g sugar, 0g added sugar, 22g protein

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