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Two Healthy New Year's Resolution Recipes from Mkt.

Mkt. in Tangletown is serving up market-fresh dishes Wednesday through Sunday each week in their scratch kitchen. Here are a couple of their favorite healthy recipes to keep your resolutions on lock.

Pistachio Pesto


  • 1/2 cup of packed basil
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1/2 cup chervil
  • 1 cups toasted pistachio
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  • 1 ounce pecorino romano


Mix all ingredients except EVOO and Pecorino together in a food processor or blender. Once mixed, slowly add in 1/2 to 3/4 cups EVOO, until creamy texture. Lastly, puree in 1-ounce pecorino cheese.

Pumpkin Fritters


Part 1

  • 1 sugar pie pumpkin, peeled, seeded, and grated
  • 1/2 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 bunch scallion, thinly sliced

Part 2

  • 240g All-Purpose flour
  • 240g cornmeal
  • 25g baking powder
  • 10g salt
  • 2g blackpepper, ground
  • 2g pasilla oaxaca (or chipotle pepper)
  • 8g turmeric
  • 8g coriander, toasted, ground
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick, ground
  • 200g butter, small diced or grated (keep cold)

Part 3

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup caramelized onion
  • 1 clove of garlic, microplaned
  • 300g buttermilk


  1. Combine dry ingredients from Part 2 in a small bowl. Using a food processor, pulse cold butter and gradually add in the flour mixture.
  2. Combine Part 1 in a large bowl. Slowly add Part 1 into Part 2, mixing by hand.
  3. Combine Part 3 ingredients in the food processor, except buttermilk. Add Part 3 mixture and buttermilk to the flour-pumpkin mixture. Combine by hand. Should be fairly stiff. Roll into balls just smaller than the size of a golf ball.
  4. Deep fry at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 4-5 minutes until cooked through.