Monday, September 21, 2009

pumpkin seed pesto

I ran out of pine nuts to make pesto, so I used toasted green pumpkin seeds (pepitas) instead... and the result? It was really yummy! I didn't actually follow an exact recipe... just blended together the seeds, a big bunch of basil, a garlic clove, some olives, parmesan and olive oil... oh yes and topped the whole dish with crumbled goat cheese (cause anything with goat cheese on it is yum) and ta-da!... dinner is served. Maybe I will try toasted almonds next time.... hmmmm.

22 comments:

the Lost Earring said...

Oh yum! I love pine nuts, but the pumpkin seeds sound like a delicious twist. You cannot go wrong with goat cheese. It's 8:50 a.m. and you've got me drooling over pasta! We made a very simple pasta dish last night, mostly broccoli, garlic, rigatoni. Some olive oil and fresh parmesan. I'm a tomato sauce lover , but surprisingly I enjoyed the simplicity of this. Dev and I are both Italian, so we're working on becoming better cooks--both of our families are really talented in the kitchen, so you can imagine the pressure ;)

the Lost Earring said...

PS You're tagged :)

http://thelostearring.blogspot.com/2009/09/photo-tag-grace.html

jen said...

That looks so good! It's only 10:56, but now I want lunch!

Christie Cottage said...

That looks good! I am so glad I just ate or I would be starring in the pantry for the makings of this dish!


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our little love nest said...

oh my word, I am so hungry right now!! That looks amazing. xoxo

Stacey said...

My stomach was growling just when I read the title of your post, yum!!

Hollyrocks said...

I am a freak for pasta, and you are totally making me hungry with that photo. It looks delicious! And the description just added to the temptation. Perhaps you'd like to travel down to Oklahoma and cook dinner for me tonight? ;-)~

Chocolate and Steel said...

it's too early for me to be this hungry! Looks delicious. I made pesto with walnuts once and it was really good.

JanetDavies said...

This looks really delicious! I agree that goat cheese on anything is awesome and walnuts do make excellent pesto.

Jenni said...

I am also so impressed with your creativity!

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Sandrine said...

What a great idea Valerie!!Pumpkin seed are a packed with so much goodness but sometimes I am not sure how to integrate them in some recipe you did a beautiful job...hmmm it looks so delicious!x

ChallenCharms said...

Looks good. I love pasta with pesto - you can't go wrong.

Robert W. Leonard said...

Oh man, that looks awesome. Pesto sauce is one of my favorite things in the world. Now I want pasta, hmmm. *goes to look*

Chrisy said...

oh my...you clever thing...this sounds fantastic...maybe a cookbook should be in the works...

daisyfleur said...

Looks yummy plus pumpkin seeds are really healthy - so it ticks all boxes ;o)
I'm going to cook it tonight!

Sherryl said...

Must try this one - we are big pasta eaters!!!

Rachel said...

Mmm! Looks delish. I am obsessed with pasta. Seriously, sometimes I eat it for both lunch and dinner.

HUzzah! Vintage said...

num num! what a great idea.

SassyBelle said...

this looks & sounds delicious:)

Every Little Counts said...

i swoon for pesto.

readingsully2 said...

Looks great. :)