A flavorful recipe for Poblano Pumpkin Seed Sauce (or salsa) made with roasted poblano peppers and pumpkin seeds– a tasty addition to tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas or burrito bowls!
This recipe for Roasted Poblano Pumpkin Seed Sauce is so easy- yet packs a lot of flavor. Roasting the poblano directly over a gas flame or in the oven adds a smoky delicious char that permeates the sauce.
Pumpkins Seeds (pepitas) give this great texture and fresh garlic and cilantro, a nice flavor kick! It has a similar consistency as pesto and is really tasty on so many things!
If you don’t have a gas stove-top, roast the peppers in a hot oven or even better, broil!
Once the peppers are charred, wrap in a paper bag or towel to steam.
Pulse a few times!
Stream in the olive oil and water to create a creamy texture.
Look at how beautiful this is!
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This flavorful Poblano Pumpkin Seed Sauce is made with roasted poblano peppers and pumpkin seeds– a tasty addition to tacos, enchiladas, or burrito bowls! Vegan!
- 1 large poblano pepper
- 1 cup cilantro ( small stems ok)
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- squeeze of lime
Roast the poblano chili directly over a gas flame on the stovetop, until blackened and blistered on all sides – or broil (or roast at 450F) in the oven, turning often, until skins blister.
Place in a paper bag or wrap in a towel to steam for 10 minutes (this will help soften the chili).
Remove the stem and seeds and most of the charred bits- a little char is good here.
Pulse and blend until uniformly combined but not too smooth. A little texture is good here.
Taste. Adjust lime and salt. If your pepper happens to be too spicy ( they very in spicy level) you can mitigate the heat by adding more pumpkin seeds, water, oil, and then remember to reseason with more salt and lime.
Place in a bowl and serve at room temp.
If making ahead, place in a sealed container and refrigerate for 2-3 days. The top (exposed to air) may discolor over time, so if making ahead, I like to pour a little olive oil over top to keep the herbs submerged and preserve the color.
Keywords: pepita sauce, poblano sauce, poblana salsa, poblano pumpkin seed salsa, poblano pumkin seed sauce,