Cilantro Pepitas Dressing

This copycat recipe for Cilantro Pepitas Dressing from El Torito restaurant. In this recipe pepitas refer to the inside kernel of the pumpkin seed but pepitas just translates to "pumpkin seeds". They are typically toasted and eaten as a snack. They are also the key ingredient in Pipian a type of mole [moh-LAY].
  • Prep15 min |
  • Total15 min |
  • ServesMakes 1 quart



You can read about roasting fresh chiles here.

Place all ingredients except cilantro, mayonnaise and water in a blender or food processor. Blend about 10 seconds, then add cilantro little by little until blended smooth. Depending on the size of the blender/processor, it may be necessary to do in batches.

Place mayonnaise and water in a large stainless steel bowl and mix with a wire whip until smooth. Add the blended ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Place in an airtight container and refrigerate.  

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