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Snacks & Appetizers

Guatemalan Pumpkin Seed Sauce

Guatemalan Pumpkin Seed Sauce
10 min
15 min
Makes 6 to 8 servings
Key Ingredients
A can of Media Crema table cream with a blue label featuring strawberries, a bowl of macaroni, and cream.
Media Crema
Media Crema
7 oz. Can


  • 1 dried guajillo chile (or 1 teaspoon chili powder)
  • 3 roma tomatoes
  • 4 tomatillos, husked
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 2 ounces pumpkin seeds
  • 1 ounce white sesame seeds
  • 2 ounces cashews
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® Media Crema Table Cream

Make It

Step 1
Fill medium saucepan with water; bring cinnamon and peppercorns to a boil. Once boiling, add guajillo chile, tomatoes, tomatillos and garlic; boil for 10 to 12 minutes. Strain; set aside to cool for 20 minutes.
Step 2
Set a small skillet over medium heat; toast cashews, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds for about 3 minutes.
Step 3
Place tomato mixture and seed mixture in a blender; cover. Blend on medium speed for 1 minute; blend on high until smooth.
Step 4
Transfer to a bowl and stir in Media Crema and enjoy! (Great with sautéed vegetables, chicken and pork rice bowls.)

Recipe Notes

Try substituting Media Crema Lite for the regular Media Crema!

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