Avocado pesto

Avocado pesto

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Ben's BBQ Bible
Serves
4-6
Photographer
Billy Law

This is a fabulous, healthy dip to serve while everyone is mingling prior to the main event. Being based on avocado, you don’t have to use olive oil in this pesto. Hass avocados work well in this dip.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 ripe avocados
1/2 cup pine nuts, lightly toasted
or 1 cup cashew nuts, lightly toasted
1 cup grated parmesan
2 cups sweet basil
1 lemon, juiced
salt
freshly ground black pepper
flour tortillas, lightly toasted on the barbecue

Method

  1. Peel the avocado and put the fresh in a food processor, along with the nuts, cheese and basil. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add the lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a small bowl.
  3. Break your toasted tortillas into shards and serve around the avocado pesto.
  4. As with most avocado products, this pesto will oxidise if left uncovered – it does not affect the flavour, just the appearance. To avoid this, cover with a thin layer of olive oil or just eat it all soon after making!
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