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Avocado Pesto

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Avocado Pesto

Fennel Onions and Roasted Potatoes are just one example of how this Avocado Pesto recipe adds flavor to just about anything. The combination of these ingredients and a simple recipe are sure to make your meals pop!

Avocado Pesto

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil
  • ¼ cup salted or unsalted pistachios (adjust by adding no salt if using salted )
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • ¼ t pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ¼ to 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend to a paste. Add additional olive oil or filtered water to achieve a smooth sauce.

Optional Uses:

  • Toss 2-3 tablespoons of the pesto with cooked pasta, vegetable noodles, or quinoa, and top with protein and roasted vegetables.
  • Toss 2 tablespoons of pesto with cut-up vegetables and roast at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes
  • Toss 2-3 tablespoons of pesto with cut-up chicken, tofu or shrimp, vegetables, and sweet potatoes. Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 25-30 minutes
Stephen Fogg

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