Smoked Salmon with Homemade California Avocado Pistachio Pesto

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Smoked Salmon with Homemade California Avocado Pistachio Pesto

Total Time: 10 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 1600
Total Fat 130g
Saturated Fat 25g
Trans Fat 0.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 18g
Monounsaturated Fat 78g
Cholesterol 65mg
Sodium 4180mg
Total Carbs 71g
Dietary Fiber 22g
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 53g
Potassium 2371mg

Vitamin A 644 mcg; Vitamin C 54 mg; Calcium 931 mg; Iron 12 mg; Vitamin D 12 mcg; Folate 425 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 1.78 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 70%; Vitamin C 60%; Calcium 70%; Iron 70 %; Vitamin D 60%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

This dinner toast is unbeatable with three standalone star components that when combined, create a hearty affair. From the homemade avocado pistachio pesto, to mashed avocados and smoked salmon, this dinner toast is incredibly satisfying and decadent. Fresh California avocados make their way into the homemade pistachio pesto creating a pesto that uses less oil and has even more flavor with a luscious texture.

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Serves: 1

Homemade California Avocado Pistachio Pesto 4 cups fresh basil leaves 1/4 cup olive oil 3/4 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and mashed 1/3 cup pistachios 2 garlic cloves 3/4 cup parmesan cheese 1 tsp. salt Smoked Salmon with Homemade California Avocado Pistachio Pesto California Avocado Pistachio Pesto (see make ahead recipe above) 1 slice of sourdough bread, toasted 1/4 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and mashed 1/2 cup smoked salmon, or lox

California Avocado Pistachio Pesto

  1. Add all the ingredients into the food processor and blend until creamy.
  2. Pour into a small bowl and set aside until ready to use.

Smoked Salmon with Homemade Pistachio Pesto and California Avocado

  1. Add a generous scoop of California Avocado Pistachio Pesto on the bread.
  2. Add a thick layer of the mashed avocado.
  3. Top with the smoked salmon.

Variations: For meat lovers, add thick cut maple bacon. Or, for a vegan treat, swap out a portobello mushroom in place of the smoked salmon.

Serving Suggestion: This dinner toast pairs beautifully with a crunchy side salad.

Beverage Pairing: Sparkling lemon water

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

There are many more breakfast recipes featuring California Avocados on this site. You also can find avocado tips, tricks and usage ideas.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

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