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Kauai Pepita Pate

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“Yum! A Hawaiin recipe using pumpkin seeds with big taste! Adapted from Blossoming Lotus Restaurant, Kauai, Hawaii. Cook time is soaking time.”
1hr 15mins
3 cups, about

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups raw pumpkin seeds, soaked in distilled water for 1-2 hours (pepita)
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded
  • 14 cup olive oil
  • 2 limes, juice of
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 bunch cilantro, washed and minced
  • 14 cup scallion, whites thinly sliced
  • 12 cup tomatoes, seeded and chopped (1/8-inch pieces)


  1. Grind pepita, jalapeno, oil, lime juice, and seasonings in food processor.
  2. Add water as needed, about 1/2 cup.
  3. When it's smooth, remove from processor.
  4. Fold in cilantro, scallions and tomato.
  5. Enjoy with crackers, as a dip, spread, or a tasty filling.

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