A wonderful pesto that can be used not only with pasta but also as a spread in a sandwich, a hint of flavour to an omelette or any other idea that inspires you.
2 cups chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 scallion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
2 or 3 canned jalapenos, depending on desired heat
½ cup coarsely chopped pumpkin seeds
2 TBS water
1 TBS fresh lemon juice
2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
salt and white pepper to taste
Chop garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to bring out their health-promoting properties while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Add olive oil a little at a time at end. You want the pesto to be blended yet not smooth. It is best with a little texture. Serve at room temperature. Do not heat it.