Pasta with Pepita & Cilantro Pesto Sauce
Pasta tossed with a Southwestern-style pesto sauce made with fresh cilantro leaves, pepitas (pumpkin seeds) and cotija cheese.
1/3 cup hot water
1 tablespoon MAGGI Granulated Vegetable Flavor Bouillon*
2 cups fresh cilantro leaves
3/4 cup grated Cotija or Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, quartered
2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
1 (16-ounce) package spaghetti, prepared according to package directions
- Combine water and bouillon in small bowl; stir to dissolve.
- Place bouillon mixture, cilantro, cheese, pepitas, oil, garlic and hot pepper sauce in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
- Toss pesto with pasta; serve sprinkled with additional pepitas, if desired.
Makes 8 servings.
*or use any desired flavor bouillon.
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