Mexican Pesto


Classic pesto South of the border style.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
6 servings


  • ¼ cup hulled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

  • 1 bunch cilantro

  • ¼ cup grated cotija cheese

  • 4 cloves garlic

  • 1 serrano chile pepper, seeded

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Place the pumpkin seeds in a food processor or blender; pulse until coarsely chopped. Add cilantro, cheese, garlic, chile pepper, salt, and olive oil; cover and process until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula as necessary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

176 Calories
18g Fat
2g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 176
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 262mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 111mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.