Definition of pepita
: the edible seed of a pumpkin or squash often dried or toasted
Recent Examples of pepita from the Web
Chopped, shelled pistachios or pepita (pumpkin) seeds bring healthy fats, fiber, and good crunch to this simple salad.
The meaty shrooms made a hearty texture when mixed with ground pepitas, celery, and carrots.
One evening, lettuce cups were light, balanced bundles of cumin, chili, lime, pepitas, and avocado.
Top with 1/4 cup toasted pepitas and 3 tablespoons crumbled cotija or feta cheese.
Sprinkle currants, pepitas and a few extra herbs on top.
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Origin and Etymology of pepita
First Known Use: 1942See Words from the same year
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