Sunday, April 8, 2012

Raw Pumpkin seed "cheese"

This recipe is pretty rawesome! It is pretty hard to make without a good blender. I first made it with my cheap blender and had to add lots of extra liquid and it was more of a hummus texture. Still good, but not anything like the recipe should be. It is more like a cream cheese texture when made the right way, and is delicious on a whole wheat or seed bread, probably even a bagel or crackers.

You will need:
  • 2 cups raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 tbs garlic
  • 1 tbs minced ginger root
  • 1 tbs minced jalepeno
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

How to make it:

  1. In a container filled with water, soak the pumpkin seeds for atleast 15 min. More if you have time to.
  2. Drain the seeds and put them in a food processor or blender with all ingredients
  3. Blend until creamy.

*in my Vitamix I had to use the tamper and had to let the machine rest for a few seconds here and there after the mixture got mostly blended. Be careful not to let it blend so long that the cheese starts to cook. Sometimes mixing it with a spatula helps to get all of the seeds mixed in quicker.


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