Nutritious and Delicious
This rich and creamy pesto is full of heart-healthy ingredients like avocado, walnuts and extra virgin olive oil. And it’s as versatile as it is delicious. Try it on your favorite Mexican food for added flavor, like on quesadillas, nachos or fajitas. I also serve it on blackened fish and as a dipping sauce for cilantro roasted potatoes. Finally, take your pasta to a whole new level with this avocado pesto and other California-inspired ingredients like chicken, bacon and blue cheese crumbles.
Suggested Wine Pairings
The nutty, herbal and slightly spicy pesto makes your dish well-suited for a fragrant, light to medium bodied red, like Pinot Noir or Tempranillo, to enhance the freshness and spice of the sauce. A bold Cabernet or fruit-forward Zinfandel will cut through the good fats in this sauce but will also amp up the heat factor in the spicy peppers. A white wine with pepper undertones and just-ripe fruit flavors, like a Sauvignon Blanc or a Dry-style Riesling, would also help bring out the zesty qualities of the spicy pesto sauce and the slight sweetness would help tame some of that jalapeno spice.