• Diane Lawton

How to make quick & Easy Avocado pesto

Updated: Sep 9


Avacado pesto wraps with sausage bites

Makes: 2-4 portions depending on size

Time: less than 5 minutes


Now I have a blender I am coming up with fun ways to use it. My blender also has a setting for cleaning. I half fill the jug with water and a little washing up liquid and it whizzes it clean in no time. I can just drain it and wipe it clean.


Serves: 2- 4

Grade: Easy

Taste Test: Tasty, zinging with health and deliciousness



Cut avocados

Ingredients

  1. 1 avocado, skinned and pitted. (To pitt, take a dessert spoon and slide it under the pit and pop it out).

  2. ½ lemon, juiced

  3. 1 tbsp olive oil

  4. 25g Parmesan, plus a little extra for grating

  5. 2-4 tortilla wraps

Unsure of the conversion of measurements in different countries? Use this link.


Parmesan Cheese

Filling Suggestions: choose from


  • Handful of shredded cooked meat, cooked chicken or cold chopped sausages,

  • Cooked fish (shop-bought or leftovers)

  • Stir fried or left-over vegetables

  • Small tin of tuna

  • Handful of cooked prawns

  • Cooked bacon or ham

  • Chopped boiled egg

  • Lettuce


Equipment

  1. Chopping board

  2. Sharp knife

  3. Lemon squeezer

  4. Dessert spoon

  5. Blender

  6. Cheese grater

  7. Small flat pan (if following the alternaative suggesion below)

  8. Drinking glasses or plate


Method

  1. Cut the skinned and pitted avocado into 4 pieces and whizz it in a blender with lemon juice, olive oil and Parmesan

  2. Spoon pesto over the tortilla, add your choice of filling and a little grated Parmesan.

  3. Roll up and cut in half

  4. Ready to eat


Chefs Tips and Tricks

Another delicious method is to heat your flour tortilla in a shallow pan, with a little oil for one minute.

Then spread the avocado pesto and any filling on top, sprinkle with parmesan. Placed a second tortilla on top like a sandwich and flip it over with a flat spatula to heat the other side.

Carefully flip onto a plate with a spatula

Ready to eat like a round sandwhich.


Of course you can just use toasted bread and make a sandwich in the same way.


The Nerdy Stuff: 6 Health benefits of avocado

  1. Helps with prevention and treatment of prostate and breast cancers. Scientists have proved that a toxin in avocado can kill cancer cells.

  2. Avocado includes minerals like potassium, calcium, vitamin C and K, folic acid, copper, sodium and dietary fibers. People who live in hot climates have great mineral loss. So, avocado is highly recommended

  3. Oleic acid in avocado can be used to lower cholesterol level in the blood.

  4. #Potassium in avocado regulates pressure of blood.

  5. It reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

  6. It is a good antioxidant


Fact File

  1. The Biggest Avocado producers in the world are from Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Colombia

  2. Avocado growing in Spain is focused in Andalucía, and particularly Málaga. Most British avocados come from Spain. Spain also exports to the USA

  3. Antidepressant Precaution: Do not eat avocados or consume any products containing avocados if you are using the antidepressant monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI).


See also my other avocado recipe

how to make easy Avocado Smoothies



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