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Sikil pak

Sikil Pak is a traditional Mayan dish made from roasted pumpkin seeds and tomato. It’s a hearty appetizer, often enjoyed during Yucatecan harvest time.



  • 250 g of pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 white onion
  • 4 roma tomatoes
  • 1 habanero chile
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 pieces of cilantro


  1. Preheat a saute pan or griddle (Comal in Mexico) to medium heat. 
  2. Spread the pumpkin seeds and toast them until golden and crispy. Let them cool in a tray. 
  3. In the same pan cook onions, tomatoes, and chile habanero until they get soft and dark in colour on the outside. Let them cool in a tray. 
  4. Once everything is cool place the seeds in the food processor or a volcanic stone mortar and pestle, and blend. 
  5. Add onions and tomatoes and blend. 
  6. Add the habanero with no seeds and continue to mix until it becomes a paste. 
  7. Add the cilantro chopped and mix. 
  8. Season with salt. 
  9. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy! 

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