Recipes and Cooking Pumpkin Seed Dip Turn those tasty green pepitas into a spiced dip to serve with veggies, seafood, and more. By Sarah Brekke, MS Sarah Brekke, MS Sarah Brekke is a culinary specialist with the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen. Her work includes recipe testing and development, food styling, and the creation of food video content. Her work expands across many of the Dotdash Meredith food brands including Magnolia Journal, Allrecipes, and various special interest publications. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in culinary science from Iowa State University and a Master of Science degree in food science from Kansas State University. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 25, 2021 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jacob Fox Hands On Time: 20 mins Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 12 Yield: about 1-1/2 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 8 ounce raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds) 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 fresh jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and minced 1 large clove garlic, minced ½ teaspoon ground cumin ½ cup water 3 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper Vegetable dippers and/or cooked shrimp Directions In a 12-inch skillet toast pepitas over medium heat, stirring frequently, until seeds begin to pop and turn golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool. Reserve 2 Tbsp. seeds. Heat oil in same skillet over low. Add jalapeño pepper, garlic, and cumin; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until softened. Transfer jalapeño mixture to a food processor or blender; add toasted pepitas, 1/4 cup of the water, the lime juice, salt, and black pepper. Cover and process or blend until it is a thick puree, stopping and scraping sides as necessary. Add enough of the remaining 1/4 cup water until dip reaches desired consistency. Cover and chill. Just before serving, top with reserved pepitas. Serve with vegetable dippers and/or shrimp. To make ahead: Dip can be made up to 3 days ahead. Place it in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. If dip thickens, stir in 1 to 2 Tbsp. water until desired consistency before topping with reserved pumpkin seeds. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 128 Calories 12g Fat 3g Carbs 6g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 128 % Daily Value * Total Fat 12g 15% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Sodium 196mg 9% Total Carbohydrate 3g 1% Protein 6g Vitamin C 3mg 15% Calcium 11mg 1% Iron 1.8mg 10% Potassium 164mg 3% Folate, total 11.7mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.