Are you ready to add a burst of flavor to your favorite dishes? This spicy pumpkin seed pesto is a versatile and delicious addition to grilled chicken, fish, burgers, and a variety of other dishes. Not only does it elevate your meals to gourmet status, but it also aligns perfectly with a clean and healthy diet. Plus, you’ll feel energized and satisfied after your meal, rather than weighed down.

The best part? This recipe is incredibly quick and easy to make, taking just a couple of minutes of your time. Let’s dive into the details!


  • 1/3 cup (40 g) hulled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, quartered with seeds removed
  • 1 cup (50 g) fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup (56 g) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • Hot sauce to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Begin by toasting the pumpkin seeds in a skillet over medium heat for approximately 2-3 minutes. Be sure to stir frequently to prevent them from burning.
  • Transfer the toasted pumpkin seeds to a food processor, and add the garlic cloves, jalapeno peppers (adjust the quantity to control the heat), fresh cilantro, plain Greek yogurt, and lime juice.
  • For those who enjoy an extra kick of heat, you can add a splash or two of sriracha sauce. If you prefer your pesto milder, remember to remove the seeds from the jalapeno peppers.
  • Season with salt and pepper according to your taste.
  • Blend all the ingredients until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency. Be sure to taste the pesto and adjust the seasonings if needed.
  • This vibrant pesto can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
  • Enjoy your spicy pumpkin seed pesto as a delightful topping for various dishes, or mix it into veggies, beans, and pasta for an extra flavor boost.

Give this recipe a try and let us know what you think! It’s a perfect way to infuse your meals with some exciting new flavors while staying true to your commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Make it an amazing day,

Keith, Michelle & More Team