Super Yum … Pumpkin Seed Pesto “Pasta”

Yet another fantastic raw food find.  If you love pesto, this recipe will not disappoint!


Pumpkin Seed Pesto Pasta


  • 1/2 C Pumpkin Seed Pesto (recipe below)
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 Large Fresh Tomato, Chopped
  • 1/4 C Sun Dried Tomatoes, Chopped
  • Fresh Basil
  • Pine Nut Parmesan (recipe below)

Run zucchini through spiral cutter to create “noodles”, or cut the zucchini into very thin noodle shapes. Massage the pesto into the noodles. This works best by hand. Once the noodles are coated, mix in sun dried tomatoes. Place on plate and top with fresh chopped tomatoes, pine nut parmesan and fresh basil.

Sun Dried Tomato Pumpkin Seed Pesto

  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 C Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1/4 C Olive Oil
  • 1 t Lemon Juice
  • Pinch Salt (optional)
  • 1/2 C Basil Coarsly Chopped
  • 1/3 C Sun Dried Tomatoes Coarsely Chopped

With food processor running, drop in cloves of garlic. Let process until garlic is chopped. Scrap down sides of the processor. Add pumpkin seeds, olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Process until very well combined and you have a pesto consistency. Add chopped basil. Process until well combined. Add Sun Dried Tomatoes and process until combined.

Pine Nut Parmesan

  • 1/2 C Pine Nuts
  • Pinch Salt

Process pine nuts in food processor until a coarse meal is achieved. Be careful to not over process or you will have pine nut butter!