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A Whole 30 pesto recipe from Mellissa Sevigny of I Breathe Im Hungry

Whole 30 Pumpkin Seed Pesto – Low Carb

  • Author: Mellissa Sevigny
  • Yield: 1.5 cups 1x


This delicious Whole 30 pesto is loaded with delicious & healthy ingredients that are also effective at killing parasites! Low Carb, Dairy free & nut free.


  • 2 cups raw shelled pumpkin seeds (Pepitas)
  • 68 cloves of garlic
  • 1 Tbsp sliced raw jalapeños (no seeds)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh papaya seeds
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup olive or avocado oil
  • 2 tsp kosher salt (or to taste)


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Blend until a pesto-like consistency (not exactly smooth, but creamy looking and mostly uniform in color.)
  3. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired.
  4. Spoon into an airtight container, flatten, and pour an extra tablespoon of oil over the top before storing covered in the fridge for up to a week.


Approximate nutrition info per tablespoon: 118 calories, 11g fat, less than 1g net carbs, 5g protein

  • Category: Low Carb Pesto Recipe
  • Cuisine: Latin American

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