Pumpkin Seed Dip
15 MIN
500 ml (2 cups)

Pumpkin Seed Dip


  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) shelled pumpkin seeds, lightly toasted
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic, sprout removed
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated
  • 1 cup (250 ml) basil leaves, cleaned and dried
  • 1 3/4 cups (430 ml) creamy yogurt (Mediterranean-style)
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) Cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper


  1. In a food processor, chop together the pumpkin seeds, garlic, cheese and basil. Pour into a bowl. Add the yogurt, honey and Cayenne pepper. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Serve in a hollowed out small pumpkin. This dip is delicious with veggies, breadsticks or with grilled chicken skewers.


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