Pesto Pasta Shape with Pumpkin Seeds

Written and Posted By: Margie Babon


Aside from protein, pumpkin seeds are packed with nutrients of copper, zinc, magnesium and manganese. It is also rich in antioxidants that boost health and has dietary fiber to aid digestion.


500gms vegetable pasta shape

1 cup pumpkin seeds

6-8 cloves garlic, finely chopped

¼ cup pesto sauce

2tbsp.  sunflowers oil for saute

additional 4tbsp. to mix the pasta

sea salt to taste

nutritional yeast (optional for garnishing)


  1. Cook pasta according to instruction, set aside
  2. On a medium heat, bring over medium size sauce pan. Warm 2 tbsp. sunflower oil for 30 seconds.
  3. Saute finely chopped garlic until aromatic.
  4. Adjust the stove to low heat, then add pumpkin seeds, saute for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add cooked pasta and pesto sauce and 4 tbsp. sunflower oil.
  6. Mix well and simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Add sea salt to taste. You can garnish pasta with nutrional yeast.
  8. Best serve with ciabatta bread.


It is better to use sunflower seeds to add more nutty taste than using olive oil.


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