This Pesto sauce with pumpkin seeds has a very good smell, taste, and texture, and we do not even tell you anything about color: a perfect green. You can use pumpkin sauce not only in a pasta recipe but also as a dressing for salads, over a piece of grilled meat or oven, in different sandwiches or wrapping, to which we will make sure that they give you more flavor.
This time, we chose to use Pesto sauce with pumpkin seeds to a recipe of whole pasta (farfalle), and the result was absolutely delicious.
You have to try this pesto sauce, we promise you will not buy the supermarket again!
For starters, put your favorite pasta to boil in water with a little salt, as instructed on the packaging.
Put the 60 gr. pumpkin seeds in a baking sheet, then place the tray in the preheated oven at 180 ° C for 7-10 minutes to roast a little. Do not forget to mix them in 2 to 2 minutes to avoid burning and browning on both sides. You can also use the raw seeds, but if you roast them a little in the oven, they will taste the pesto sauce.
As long as the pasta is boiled and the seeds are in the oven, prepare the pesto sauce. In a kitchen robot put one by one: basil, two garlic cloves, shredded parmesan, a little salt and pepper, olive oil and half lemon juice.
After the fireplaces have browned and cooled a bit, add them to the robot, pulse a few times until everything turns into a creamy sauce. Fill with olive oil or water depending on how creamy you want pesto sauce. We added a little water. In case you do not want to use pesto sauce in place, put it in a hermetic jar and keep it in the refrigerator.
Your favorite pasta must be boiled already, so squeeze them, put them back in the pot, then add a few spoons of freshly made pesto sauce and stir.
Put pasta with pesto sauce with pumpkin seeds in dishes or deep bowls, put some pieces of dried tomatoes on top and sprinkle some pumpkin seeds over pasta.