Pepita and Red Pepper Salsa

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  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 lime
  • 1 cup pepitas (aka shelled pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 12 whole peppers in adobo (depending on desired spiciness)
  • 1 jar roasted red peppers (12 oz. jar), drained
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • cilantro, chopped (optional for garnish)


  1. Place finely minced garlic in food processor bowl with pinch of salt and juice of half of a lime. Allow garlic to sit in lime juice and salt for a few minutes to “mellow out”.
  2. Add pepitas and pulse a few times to begin grind seeds. Add in cumin, paprika, honey, and both peppers. Blend until smooth. While motor is running, drizzle in olive oil. Serve with optional garnish of additional pepitas and cilantro.