Active Time
15 MIN
Total Time
45 MIN
Serves : 1 3/4 cups

Toasting the pumpkin seeds and the chiles gives this versatile sweet and savory dressing from Sqirl in Los Angeles a wonderful smoky and toasty flavor. Slideshow: More Pumpkin Seed Recipes

How to Make It

Step 1    

Heat a cast-iron skillet. Add the pumpkin seeds and toast over moderate heat until golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl. Heat both oils in the skillet until barely shimmering. Add the chiles and cook until browned in spots. Transfer the oil and chiles to a bowl, add the garlic and let cool.

Step 2    

In a blender, puree the toasted pumpkin seeds with the chile oil, vinegar and piloncillo until very smooth. Season the vinaigrette with salt.


Piloncillo is a pure, unrefined cane sugar from Mexico that’s pressed into a cone shape and grated for use.

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