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Avocado Peanut and Mint – Spread/dip/pesto

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Here in this recipe we are tossing peanuts instead of pine nuts in an Italian pesto and used avocado in place of cheese.

I am a huge fan of avocados, so tried to blend avocado in place of cream to add creamy texture to the pesto.

Traditionally pesto sauce with its combination is healthy addition to any diet. While rather high in calories and fat, pesto offers a wealth of nutrients and punch of flavour. When enjoyed in moderation, pesto can enhance your health and nutrient intake.

Yields: 1cup
Preparation time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Ripe Avocado-1 num (Pitted and scooped)
  • Roasted peanuts-1 cup
  • Fresh Mint leaves- 1/2 cup
  • Olive oil- 2 tbsp
  • Garlic-2-3pods
  • Lemon juice-2-3tbsp
  • Salt- as per taste

Procedure:

  • Gently crush the Mint with some Olive oil in the food processor.
  • Add peanuts, Garlic, Avocado and pulse while slowly adding rest of the olive oil, until it is coarse and blended.
  • Scrape off the sides of the bowl with rubber spatula, add lemon juice, salt and puree until it reaches desired consistency.
  • Transfer to the bowl and drizzle some olive oil and crushed peanuts.

Peanut Mint Pesto3

Serve with bread/ pasta/ as a spread on pizzas.

Note:

  • You can store it in an air tight container in the fridge
  • You can add additional olive oil if necessary.
  • Original recipe calls for cheese but I tried to avoid it. You can add for more creamy texture.

 

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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on July 4, 2015, in Dips, Indian and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. How very innovative… I love the way your recipes are always targeted at healthy eating without compromising on the taste doc!!!
    You really really are superb!! ❤️❤️❤️

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    • Thanx a zillion Noor for your appreciating words…. feel blessed. … its dad gods grace – I just Thank him- he just put thoughts in me and I do it thatz it… Thanx again… 🙂

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  2. You adapt according to your larder so well

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  3. I love avocados and pesto. This looks exquisite.

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  4. Chitra, this sounds so interesting. I love avocados. I’m trying to imagine the combination of flavors. Yum! Hugs. 😀

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  5. Flavorful , healthy n YUM

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  6. I find it impossible to be moderate with pesto!!

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  7. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

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  8. What an interesting combo! Can’t wait to try this.

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  9. This sounds absolutely divine…I’m an avocado fanatic! Can’t wait to make this!!!

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