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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! #poblanosalsa #pepitasalsa #poblanosauce #pepitasauce

Poblano Pumkin Seed Sauce

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup
  • Category: sauces, salsa
  • Method: blended
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

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!


Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Place in a paper bag or wrap in a towel to steam for 10 minutes (this will help soften the chili).
  3. Remove the stem and seeds and most of the charred bits- a little char is good here.
  4. Place in the food processor with the rest of the ingredients- cilantro, pumpkin seeds, oil, water, garlic, salt, coriander and a tiny squeeze of lime.
  5. Pulse and blend until uniformly combined but not too smooth. A little texture is good here.
  6. 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.
  7. Place in a bowl and serve at room temp.

Notes

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,

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