Avocado-Walnut Butter

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As much as I love a good guacamole, I’m always looking for different ways to prepare avocados. One of the first replies I received on my website was from Limerock Orchards (walnut growers in Paso Robles, California) who had commented on a recipe that I had posted using walnut oil. After reviewing their site I knew that I had to prepare their recipe that combined avocados and walnut oil. When you make this recipe you will taste how the walnut oil adds a bit more depth to the avocados.

I served this tasty spread with toasted multi-grain baguette slices along with goat cheese and a smokey blue cheese. The avocado-walnut butter stands well on its own but also pairs nicely with cheeses. It also makes a great spread for sandwiches (turkey and avocado is one of my long time favorites).

Avocado-Walnut Butter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avocado-Walnut Butter
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Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: Makes about 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 3 avocados (preferably organic)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon fleur de sel salt (or other coarse sea salt)
  • 6 tablespoons walnut oil
  • Toasted multi-grain baguette slices
  • Optional: garnish with 2 tablespoons chopped roasted walnuts
Instructions
  1. Cut avocados in half and remove pit and skin.
  2. Place avocados in food processor. Add lemon juice, cayenne pepper and salt. Process until smooth - scraping down the sides. With motor running slowly drizzle in the walnut oil and process until smooth.
  3. Cover and chill for one hour.
  4. Garnish with 2 tablespoons chopped roasted walnuts, if desired.
  5. Serve with toasted multi-grain baguette slices.
Notes
To toast baguette slices: slice baguette at an angle and place pieces directly on an oven rack (it may be easier to remove the rack from the oven to do this). Bake at 425°F for 5-6 minutes until crispy. Let cool.

 

Source:  Adapted from Limerock Orchards

 

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Comments

  1. This is a great new way to use avocado!! YUM! One of my favorite dinners is to just have all kinds of fun nibbles – this would be perfect!! Thanks!! Tina