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Anne Leblanc’s Pistachio Avocado

Anne Leblanc's Pistachio Avocado

Wow, I’m actually on time for a French Fridays with Dorie post!  Anne Leblanc’s Pistachio Avocado was a super-simple, yet unique, dish.

Aside from the avocado, the main ingredient was pistachio oil.  I could not find it locally, so I looked for it on my recent trip to the Napa Valley.  I found some imported French pistachio oil (I think it was the same brand that Dorie uses) at Dean & Deluca.  But it cost $55 for an 8 ounce bottle!  Oh, my!

Homemade Pistachio Oil

Homemade Pistachio Oil

I did find a less-expensive brand on Amazon, but decided to make my own instead.  Astute Dorista Paula found a recipe at Food & Wine that I think many of us tried.  If you are interested, you can find the recipe here:  Toasted Pistachio Oil.

I’m not used to eating avocado as a side dish, but this was good.  I served it with Lemon-Grilled Chicken Breasts as recommended by Dorie in the Bonne Idée.  It really was a great combination!

Pistachio Avocado & Lemon-Grilled Chicken

I am curious to know how real pistachio oil tastes compared to the infused oil I made, but not enough to spend $55!


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