Pumpkin Seed (pepita) Pate
- 1 1/2 cups raw pepitas
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 lemon juiced
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a baking tray.
Place pepitas on the tray along with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Toss well with you hands. Roast for about 15-25 minutes or until seeds are cooked and begin to lightly brown. Stir the seeds every 5 minutes as they cook.
Add the seeds to a food processor and process until a smooth paste forms, scraping down the sides as needed. This may take 5 minutes.
Add the turmeric and pulse whilst drizzling in the olive oil to form a consistency you like.
If you have a thermomix just pile everything in and whizz until it is the consistency you like.
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