Adventures in Everyday Entertaining
I have always had a nervous feeling about avocados. Not quite the same feelings I had for mussels, or the artichoke (saving that monster for the last day of the challenge). But it still was not an ingredient that I had warm, fuzzy feelings about. This meant that it was PERFECT for The Creative Kitchen Challenge!
My first reaction was to make guacamole since that is such a common use of avocados. But then I remembered a recipe that I had seen on Pintrest for a pesto that called for avocados. It seemed like a more adventurous alternative (plus I have a ton of basil in my garden right now).
My biggest takeaway that I got from working with avocados is WEAR AN APRON! I started cutting into it without one and the pit ended up landing right on my shirt. Apron on, the cooking continued and there weren’t any other “incidents”. I tossed the pesto with penne pasta but I think it would also be really good as a sauce for making homemade pizza! The avocado added a really nice creaminess to the pesto and a great flavor!
The below recipe was modified slightly from the original found HERE.
Make the pesto by combining basil, pine nuts, avocados, lemon juice, garlic, and oil in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth. Season generously with salt and pepper.
Serve with pasta, pizza, sandwiches, etc.
For more information about The Creative Kitchen Challenge, visit Things My Belly Likes
Coming up tomorrow, my adventure with Brussels Sprouts!