Recipe by Ken from CA
"Classic pesto South of the border style."
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hulled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
grated cotija cheese
serrano chile pepper, seeded
Ken, You are Amazing!! This pesto Rocks!! I made it just like it was written. Be careful with the salt, I used kosher salt and along with the cheese, I thought it was a little too salty,my fault. I Still loved it. We don't like our food screaming hot so I made it with 2 tbs of chopped canned jalapeno peppers. I made grilled carne asada to go with this and wrapped the meat along with the pesto in corn tortillas. Fabulous!! Thanks again Ken!
I've made this twice and the only change was to not use the full amount of oil so I wouldn't feel bad eating it all in one sitting. First time I topped blackened chicken breast,pasta and halved cherry tomatoes with this for a very easy and yummy meal. The second time my father ate most of the batch himself on tortilla chips after saying he didn't like cilantro. Very good!
The salt may or may not be needed depending on the Cotija you use. Some can be overly salty. A good sub would be Romano cheese if you don't have Cotija
This stuff is awesome! I followed the recipe exactly, and served it with fetticuini noodles and chicken milensa. The flavors went so well together, the spicy balanced out by the garlic and cilantro! Thanks for sharing this recipe.
This was excellent...I used pine nuts instead of the pumpkin seeds (what I had)...I didnt add salt the cheese was very salty.....I reccomend you taste it before adding additional salt....I served it over salmon .fillets...thank you for the great recipe!
Fantastic, just as I expected! I had to use Parmesan because I couldn't find cotija, but it was still AMAZING! Served over seared Tuna Steaks. Can't wait to use it again.
Easy and Delicious. I used a jalepeno instead of a serrano because I am a wimp and subbed some of the olive oil with chicken stock to cut calories. I served this over grilled chicken breast and it was wonderul. I can't wait to have leftovers later this week
Used feta instead of cojita and worked out perfectly!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 161
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