Pesto Verde

Pesto Verde


  • 1 cup avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup roasted, salted shelled pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 6 fillets anchovy
  • 2 cups firmly packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 ounce crumbled Cotija cheese
  • 1-2 teaspoon crushed red pepper


Process oil, pepitas, cumin, lime zest, garlic and anchovies in a blender or mini food processor until smooth. Add cilantro; process just until smooth. Pour into a bowl. Stir in lime juice, Cotija and crushed red pepper.


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