vendredi vocab: pepitas


Vendredi means “Friday” in French. Each week we add something new to our culinary vocabulary by delving into a word from our menu.

This week the word is: pepitas

"These edible pumpkin seeds are a popular ingredient in Mexican cooking. With their white hull removed, they are a medium-dark green and have a deliciously delicate flavor, which is even better when the seeds are roasted and salted. Pepitas are sold salted, roasted and raw, and with or without hulls." (Food Lover's Companion)

Pepitas add a wonderful nutty flavor and crunchy texture to your favorite dishes, and pairs beautifully with salads and fresh greens. This winter at the girl & the fig,

we've been enjoying pepitas in our delicious mixed endive salad with citrus, avocado, roasted red peppers, toasted pepitas, grilled bread, honey-thyme dressing.

How do you use pepitas?

Vendredi means “Friday” in French. On Fridays we add something new to our culinary vocabulary by delving into a word from our menu. We love food, we love words, and we love to learn something new. We also love Fridays.

Happy Vendredi, everyone!

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