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October 17, 2017

Recipe: Pumpkin Seed Pesto

by Wendy Myers


Here is a rich and delicious pesto recipe using pumpkin seeds, fresh herbs and sun-dried tomatoes. It makes a great accompaniment to both red meat and poultry and adds a tasty flavor kick to steamed vegetables as well.

Pumpkin seeds have one of the highest protein content of any seed or nut, with around one third protein, including good amounts of tryptophan. They are also full of minerals like magnesium, manganese, iron, copper and zinc.

In addition to the healthy pumpkin seeds, this recipe has optional pumpkin seed oil. Bright green and with an intensely rich and nutty taste, pumpkin seed oil contains high levels of the phytosterol beta-sitosterol and a steroidal compound called delta-7 sterine that may help prevent hair loss and prostate problems in men.

This pumpkin seed pesto is full of flavor and nutrition, very low in carbs and adds an interesting twist to a paleo meal. Let me know what you think of it if you make it up yourself. Read More…

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