I love pumpkin seeds, especially ones that are already shelled, bagged and ready to eat! What could only make them better would be to take those earthy, buttery flavored seeds, toast them, grind them into a paste, then add spices and tomatoes to make a dip…a nutty salsa, if you will.
What you get is something the Yucatan people call Si Kil Pac. In the markets of the Yucatan you can find large bowls displaying varied degrees of toasted pumpkin seed that have already been ground to a paste. Much coarser and drier than peanut butter, the pumpkin seed paste is used in many different ways from sauces to thickeners in stews.