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
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: Makes about 2 cups
  • 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
  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.
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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2013-06-02T20:46:29+00:00 June 2nd, 2013|Categories: Appetizers|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

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  1. Tina @epicuricloud June 3, 2013 at 10:28 am - Reply

    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

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