Sikil Pak Dip for Super Bowl
Feb 01, 2024
Sikil Pak is a traditional Mexican pumpkin seed dip that's delicious and easy to make.
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds or Sea Salt SuperSeedz
2 medium-sized tomatoes, roasted
2 cloves garlic, roasted
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1-2 serrano or jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped (adjust to taste)
Juice of 1-2 limes
Salt to taste
Roast the tomatoes and garlic:
Preheat your oven broiler.
Place the tomatoes and unpeeled garlic cloves on a baking sheet.
Broil for about 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the skins are charred, and the tomatoes are soft.
Toast the pumpkin seeds if using raw
In a dry skillet over medium heat, toast the raw pumpkin seeds until they start to pop and turn golden brown. This should take about 5-7 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent burning.
Allow the seeds to cool.
Blend the ingredients:
In a blender or food processor, combine the roasted tomatoes (skins removed), roasted garlic (peeled), toasted pumpkin seeds, chopped red onion, cilantro, chopped peppers, lime juice, and salt.
Blend until you achieve a smooth or slightly chunky consistency, depending on your preference. If needed, you can add a bit of water to reach the desired texture.
Taste the Sikil Pak and adjust the salt and lime juice as needed. You can also add more chopped cilantro or peppers if desired.
Transfer the Sikil Pak to a bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Enjoy with veggies, Tortilla chips or pita. K