Lemon Avocado Pesto

Gardening Jones shares her recipe for Lemon Avocado Pesto and a wonderful serving suggestion.

This is based on a dish we tried recently at one of those Mediterranean style salad bars. We weren’t as impressed as we hoped to be, so decided to try our hand at it instead.

Isn’t homemade always better?

Lemon Avocado Pesto

Following the basic guidelines for Pesto Sauce, crush the almonds in processor with the juice of half a lemon.
Add fresh avocado, Parmesan, and garlic powder.

If you like the flavor of lemon like I do, you can also add in the grated rind of the half lemon.
Use olive oil as needed to help blend the ingredients.

The taste of course was much fresher and more flavorful.
Mmm!

Here’s a vegetarian way to enjoy it.

Lemon Avocado Pesto TLC’s

Break the spine of the lettuce leaf first, then spread with some pesto.
Add shredded cheese and sliced tomatoes.
Roll the leaf up gently. I would suggest you turn the edges in like you would a wrap sandwich.

You can try your hand at different fillings, based on what is coming in from your garden or in season at the market.

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This is based on a dish we tried recently at one of those Mediterranean style salad bars. We weren’t as impressed as we hoped to be, so decided to try our hand at it instead.

Isn’t homemade always better?

Lemon Avocado Pesto

Following the basic guidelines for Pesto Sauce, crush the almonds in processor with the juice of half a lemon.
Add fresh avocado, Parmesan, and garlic powder.

If you like the flavor of lemon like I do, you can also add in the grated rind of the half lemon.
Use olive oil as needed to help blend the ingredients.

The taste of course was much fresher and more flavorful.
Mmm!

Here’s a vegetarian way to enjoy it.

Lemon Avocado Pesto TLC’s

Break the spine of the lettuce leaf first, then spread with some pesto.
Add shredded cheese and sliced tomatoes.
Roll the leaf up gently. I would suggest you turn the edges in like you would a wrap sandwich.

You can try your hand at different fillings, based on what is coming in from your garden or in season at the market.