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Stuffed Avocados with Chipotle Mayo with a Sun Dried Tomato Pumpkin Seed Pesto appetizer

Ok so firstly, these 2 recipes I got from Rawmazing.

The first is of the Sun Dried Tomato Pumpkin Seed Pesto recipe. Honestly I loved the idea but just used some left over pesto that I had and put about a tablespoon and two sundried tomatoes on top of thick tomato slices with a balsamic vinaigrette (made with agave, not honey). I have listed the original recipe because it looks amazing, but my version of it was really good too.

Sun Dried Tomato Pumpkin Seed Pesto

  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 C Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1/4 C Olive Oil
  • 1 t Lemon Juice
  • Pinch Salt (optional)
  • 1/2 C Basil Coarsely Chopped
  • 1/3 C Sun Dried Tomatoes Coarsely Chopped

With food processor running, drop in cloves of garlic. Let process until garlic is chopped. Scrap down sides of the processor. Add pumpkin seeds, olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Process until very well combined and you have a pesto consistency. Add chopped basil. Process until well combined. Add Sun Dried Tomatoes and process until combined.

To make appetizer: Place 1 slice of tomato on plate. Top with pesto. Sprinkle Pine Nut Parmesan on top. Sprinkle with Honey Balsamic Vinegar. Place basil leaf and sun dried tomato for garnish.

Pine Nut Parmesan

  • 1/2 C Pine Nuts
  • Pinch Salt

Process pine nuts in food processor until a coarse meal is achieved. Be careful to not over process or you will have pine nut butter!

Honey Balsamic

Add 2 T Raw Honey (or agave) to 1/4 C Balsamic Vinegar.

The other is again a rawmazing recipe for the Stuffed Avocados with Chipotle Mayo. I didn't have many nuts on hand so I opted to use veganaise, and jicama was not available in my grocery store so I used a parsnip I had on hand. Let me tell you, it was AMAZING! Here's the original recipe.

Stuffed Avocados with Chipotle “Mayo”

Chipotle “Mayo”

  • 1 C Pine nuts (soaked)
  • 2 T Olive Oil
  • Juice from 1 Lemon
  • 1/2 to 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 C Filtered Water
  • 1/2 C young coconut flesh
  • 3 t. Chipotle Seasoning

Place all ingredients in vitamix and blend until very smooth.

Stuffed Avocados
  • 3 Avocados
  • 1 cup Jicama, diced
  • 1/2 cup Celery, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups Cherry Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Sweet Onion, diced

Make chiptole mayo and set aside.

Slice avocados in half, remove pit and set aside. Combine diced jicama, celery, cherry tomatoes, sunflower seeds and chopped onion. Stir in 1/2 to 1 cup of the chipotle mayo. Spoon into avocado halves.

Happy Eating!


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Comment by Kathy Turner on August 23, 2012 at 4:02pm

My three favorite things, avocados, sun dried tomatoes, and pesto...yummy!  Thank you so much for this generous share.

Comment by Susan : ) on August 21, 2012 at 10:10pm

: )  hahahahahahaha!!

Comment by Karen Sands on August 21, 2012 at 8:54pm

You had better set two plates cause I be wanting me some too! :) Yummers :)

Comment by Susan : ) on August 21, 2012 at 4:03pm

Ahem...I will be right over!! 

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