Avocado sauce

Avocado sauce

This avocado sauce with crunchy pistachio nuts is a wonderful all-round sauce that can be used as a dip or dressing for tons of tasty dishes. Perfect for grilled meat, vegetables, fish or poultry.

Avocado sauce

This avocado sauce with crunchy pistachio nuts is a wonderful all-round sauce that can be used as a dip or dressing for tons of tasty dishes. Perfect for grilled meat, vegetables, fish or poultry.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 7 oz. 200 g avocado, fleshavocados, flesh
  • 13 cup (15 oz.) 80 ml (5.5 g) fresh parsley, or fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 1 garlic clovegarlic cloves
  • 1 1 green chili pepper, stem removed, sliced lengthwise and seededgreen chili peppers, stem removed, sliced lengthwise and seeded (optional)
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • 13 cup 80 ml olive oil, or avocado oil
  • 1 oz. (323 tbsp) 28 g (55 ml) pistachio nuts, the kernels, dry roasted, unsalted
  • salt and ground black pepper
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Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Add to the avocado flesh, parsley or cilantro, water, lime juice, garlic, green chili pepper, and salt to a blender or food processor bowl. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add the oil and pistachio kernels. Lightly blend/pulse to create a chunky texture. If the sauce needs thinning, add a bit of oil or water. Salt and pepper to taste.

Tips

Store the sauce for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

You can use it as a dip or dressing for a wide variety of dishes – grilled meat, vegetables, fish or poultry. If you need some more inspiration, check out our Baked eggplant with chorizo – a match made in heaven!

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  2. Irene Cinnamon
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  3. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can you please tell me what the cost would be to join after the free trial. I don’t want to start if I can’t afford to join after
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  4. Denise
    Salted or unsalted pistachios?
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  5. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Salted or unsalted pistachios?

    You can use whichever you prefer. If you use salted, test the recipe before adding the salt.

  6. John D Dunlop
    This is fairly similar to Guacamole. I would recommend not using a food processor but just mashing the avocado up with a fork to get that more lumpy texture..:)

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