Pistachio-Avocado Butter


Haas avocados are ripe when they turn almost black and give a little when gently squeezed.


Makes 1 cup

Recipe from

Coastal Living


1/3 cup pistachios, finely chopped
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 ripe avocado
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Cook pistachios in butter in a medium skillet, stirring constantly, until lightly browned. Remove from pan, and cool.

Mash avocado in a medium bowl. Stir in lemon juice. Add toasted nuts, mayonnaise, and pepper.

Jan Robinson,

Coastal Living

November 2006
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