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Pepita Pesto

Created by Sara Stevens and Adam Newbery
Found in: Snack, Gluten free, Dairy free, Vegan, Nut free

Prep time: 5 minutes, Cook time: 5 minutes, Total time: 10 minutes


Enjoy this pesto brimming with herbs by the spoonful, or add it to any dish for a delicious burst of flavor. 

  • 2 cups fresh basil, loosely packed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • Generous pinch of salt & pepper
  1. Add all ingredients into food processor and blend until finely chopped, scraping down the sides of the blender as needed. 
  2. Transfer to serving bowl & enjoy with Que Pasa Salted Corn Tortilla Chips.


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Sara and Adam: Author Bio | Que Pasa Foods

Author Bio

Sara and Adam are a Vancouver-based recipe development and photography team. With a background in Holistic Nutrition and a love of good food, together they run The Forest and Fig, a curation of fresh, seasonal & plant-based dishes along with simple lifestyle & diet tips to encourage healthy living and vitality.