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Authentic green pepita sauce

Green Pepita Sauce

Chef Adriana Martin
Delicious green pepita sauce, an authentic recipe from Mexico. Made with toasted pumpkin seeds, tomatillos, garlic, serrano peppers, and cilantro.
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Sauces, preserves, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 14 cups


  • 1 cup of pepitas roasted
  • 10 tomatillos
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 8 serrano peppers
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of granulated sea salt


  • Clean the tomatillos by removing the husk.  Use running water to wash the tomatillos and the serrano peppers. Peel the garlic cloves. Cut a small bunch of cilantro and clean with running water. Let it rest on a towel to dry. 
  • In a skillet roast the green pepitas slightly, make sure not to burn. The pumpkin seeds are roasted to release some of the oils for a tasty nutty flavor. 
  • In a comal or a skillet roast the tomatillos, the serranos, and the garlic. Make sure to toast well as this roasting process is what gives the authentic Mexican flavor. 
  • Place all ingredients in the blender, add some water, granulated sea salt, and cumin. 
  • Blend until getting a thick sauce and store on a mason jar or a plastic container with a lid. Keep refrigerated or freeze. 



  • The secret to obtaining the authentic flavors is to toast the ingredients before blending.
  • The pepitas should not be toasted too much to maintain their characteristic green color. 


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Keyword pepitas, salsa verde, tomatillos
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