Things are warming up weather wise around these parts. We had close to 70 degrees one day and a string of mid 60's, one week after we got 9 inches of snow.
No wonder everyone around my world has had the sniffles.
But, as the weather turns warmer, my thoughts turn to....pizza and avocados? Yes pizza. And avocados. I mean, don't you? I think of warm spring and summer evenings, sitting around a large pie while chatting loudly with my girlfriends. I also think of sharing margaritas and chips/guacamole on a patio with my girlfriends catching up on life.
Warm weather and guacamole? Sign me up!
My next thought centered around combining pizza and avocados.....ahhh a pesto pizza. Perfect way to channel those yummy, soul nourishing meals. All that was missing here were my girlfriends. Well, Ginger was there and we chatted.
Okay okay....I chatted....she just looked at me while tearing the fuzz off her tennis ball. So much for interaction ;)
This pesto was so versatile. I paired one of avocado's fave ingredients (cilantro) with one of my faves (lemon).
This pesto can be the star of the show, as I've shown with my Simple Mills flatbread and sliced tomatoes. Or, it can be just a side item. I topped rice dishes with this for extra flavor. I dipped crackers in it. Heck, even apples got a big boost from this yummy jar.
And I'm admitting right now I've never made pesto from scratch before this creation. Sure, I've opened plenty of jars of pesto, but to make my own? Yeah...that was for my fave tv chefs.
Well, I did it. And only opening jars of pesto is a thing of the past.
Expect an invite this spring and summer ladies....we've got some major gabbing to do. :)