We’re entering the green days, when all the work of the rain and sun come to fruition. Which you know, sounds great, but in reality means being perpetually behind on weeding the garden. This week’s recipe is the essence of green without the work, soft slices of avocado drizzled with a little lemon and a lot of (homemade) pistachio oil. I decided to make my own pistachio oil, using this recipe, in part because I was feeling crafty and in part because I didn’t want to buy a whole bottle of the stuff. The combination of pistachio, lemon, and avocado made a nice appetizer tonight. The rest of the 1/4 recipe I made of the pistachio oil is destined for tomorrow night’s vinaigrette. I have no regrets having made my own oil, but I might invest in a bottle of the proper stuff, after all. It is the season of fresh (food) greens and there will be a lot of vinaigrettes (and perhaps a pistachio avocado or two) this summer.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to spend the weekend ridding my garden of the improper green stuff to make room for sunflowers, dahlias, and cosmos. There will even be a little bean-planting in the vegetable garden, if the rain holds off.
You can find many other blogged descriptions of this week’s FFWD recipe here: Anne Le Blanc´s Pistachio Avocado
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18 thoughts on “FFWD – Anne Le Blanc´s Pistachio Avocado”
I love that you made your own pistachio oil – way to go!
Yes, things are definitely getting green around here (especially with all the rain 🙂 )
I am so glad that you and Paula brought to light the homemade oil. It made things so much easier for so many of us!
I will be spending the next week weeding the garden…payment for being away for the week!
I planned on making this oil, but didn’t have time for it to infuse. I think I will make a bottle anyway to keep around the kitchen. Your dish looks wonderfully delicious! Happy weekend!
I´d love to eat all your garden goodies Teresa, it´s so great to grow some of your own things! I would like to buy the real oil too, but mainly to see how different it is from the homemade stuff. Happy gardening!
Glad you enjoyed this simple dish as well. Since I invested in a whole can of this oil, I’m going to have to make a vinaigrette, too. We got another inch+ of rain last night…makes for easy, but soggy weeding!
Sounds like you have a lovely weekend ahead! I made my own oil, so I’ll be figuring out other things to do with it too…
It is when I hear about entire weekends spent weeding that I am reminded of why I haven’t moved from our city condo and its ultra small, bachelor style kitchen yet. Thanks. I am now suddenly grateful. I love this oil and will try making it myself after I run out of the ultra swanky stuff I bought. I already cherish having it on hand and the posh botle makes me happy just to look at. Drizzled some on asparagus last night. yes, I’m going to love having this.
I am loving the fact that we finally have fresh produce to enjoy. And I can imagine many uses for my leftover pistachio oil. Well done you for making your own oil.
Oh I wish I had a garden to tend to. I tried growing an indoor herb garden without much success last year. I’m still recovering from the trauma of having plants die one after the other. Sigh.
Anyway, I made my own oil too and loved it. But it does leave me wondering what the real stuff taste like. Hmm
My serfs do the gardening in my family: husband and children. This year they planted in hay bails, it is a no weed techinque. I’ll let you know if it works. I think I want Trevor’s bottle of oil it sounds more exciting than our homemade. Though takes for letting me know about it.
I am definitely going to try making the oil, it sounds so good and I’m sure it would be great
with many other dishes. Have fun doing your gardening.
Teresa, nice presentation of your avaocado slices drizzled with a little lemon and your homemade pistachio flavored oil. Glad that you enjoyed this simple and delicious appetizer that seemed to be all about the ingredients used.
Have fun in the garden!
It looks bright and cheerful Teresa, and I love the fact that you made your own oil.
Thanks so much for posting the p&q about the homemade oil…I missed Paula’s comment about it and was saved by yours. We enjoyed it as well but it actually made me even more curious for the “real deal” so I am going to splurge at some point. Enjoy the wonderful garden season – we went from multiple days of a heat wave to rain 🙂 Tricia
I loved the homemade pistachio oil. Thank you for that tip. It’s delicious. I made half the recipe, but I think I’ll be using it for a while. Being behind in weeding is my normal state of being from May through September. Each weedfree patch gives me a huge sense of accomplishment though! Good luck!
Really great photo – nice presentation! All of these posts are making me very curious about pistachio oil. I may just have to buy some. It is definitely the season of greens, which for us means tons of salad, and I’m always trying to think of ways to keep it interesting.
That pistachio sauce looks soooo good! I love nuts, wish I could have them in the house!
You sound as if you’re having too much fun in the garden trying to eradicate those darn weeds. They are persistent, aren’t they? I think you inspired everyone, who didn’t have it on hand, to make their own version of pistachio oil. Because I wanted to use up everything I had on hand, I didn’t buy or make my own PO. I think I missed out on a great taste and, like you, will buy some in the future.