ffwD: Anne Le Blanc´s Pistachio Avocado

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Dorie Greenspan described this week’s assignment as “more of a list of ingredients” than a dish. Ripe avocado, lemon juice and wedges, sea salt, and pistachio oil. Dorie almost didn’t include it in her cookbook, but I’m glad she did! As if I needed another reason to eat avocado, this was very delicious and simple to make. The only utensil required was a sharp knife. A little squeeze of lemon juice, a sprinkling of sea salt, fill with pistachio oil, and you’re done! I ate mine for dinner with a papple: an apple and pear hybrid. Extremely juicy and sweet next to the flavorful avocado.

Anne Le Blanc’s pistachio avocado was made as a part of French Fridays with Dorie, a group of bloggers who are cooking their way through Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.

63 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes
    May 31, 2013 @ 06:45:33

    Your avocados look so perfectly ripe! I loved this one too

  2. Carine
    May 31, 2013 @ 07:06:11

    It sounds good! I love avocados too!

  3. Edible Celebrations (@lavesta)
    May 31, 2013 @ 07:10:07

    What a gorgeous avocado, Yummy. I’m always looking for creative ways to chow down on avocados. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing…

  4. Liz
    May 31, 2013 @ 07:13:33

    I ate this for dinner, too! So easy, so delish!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    May 31, 2013 @ 07:46:59

    I was served this for lunch today. I loved it.

  6. Ei
    May 31, 2013 @ 07:50:18

    Totally making this the next time I can find a ripe avocado.

  7. markd60
    May 31, 2013 @ 09:01:41

    Sounds so good and simple. To simplify it even more, skip the salt and the lemon juice and the oil.

  8. Bam's Kitchen (@bamskitchen)
    May 31, 2013 @ 09:30:47

    Your avocado is perfectly ripe. It is just screaming for my afternoon salad.

  9. Monica
    May 31, 2013 @ 09:52:27

    Honestly, I’ve just realized lately how good a *good* avocado is by itself and mixed into a salad to add so much richness…

  10. chef mimi
    May 31, 2013 @ 10:39:55

    Wow. I’ve never come across pistachio oil! Now it’s on my list! Thanks!

  11. ashley
    May 31, 2013 @ 11:00:02

    Great idea!! I’m always looking for new ways to eat avocados. I’ve seen some restaurants serve them like this on the side with a chicken dish. Never would have though of that, but it works!

  12. Dana @ Simply Romanesco
    May 31, 2013 @ 11:20:25

    This looks so easy, simple and just perfect! I absolutely love it🙂

  13. dedy oktavianus pardede
    May 31, 2013 @ 13:07:40

    Never known about pistachio oil, i try with peanut ans sesame oil, it’s good for my lickig too🙂

  14. dulceshome
    May 31, 2013 @ 13:12:54

    So happy you enjoyed this! I kind of thought it was a bit much, your avocado looks perfect though…I could eat that right now!

  15. apuginthekitchen
    May 31, 2013 @ 13:42:44

    I could eat avocado every day, have never had pistachio oil before. This sounds delicious.

  16. Garden Correspondent
    May 31, 2013 @ 14:05:03

    I love avocados too, though I grew up eating them with a spoonful of sugar. This sounds just as tasty – I can’t wait to try it.

  17. tastytreats13
    May 31, 2013 @ 14:19:28

    Yum! I love avocado!

  18. gaaarp
    May 31, 2013 @ 15:22:50

    I loved this recipe! In fact, I never made it to the table with it: I ate it standing at the kitchen counter. The second time I made it, I cubed the avocado and drizzled with lemon juice and pistachio oil. It was a lot less oil that way, but still just as good.

  19. TrafficDiva
    May 31, 2013 @ 15:56:54

    That’s one happy looking avocado!!! I think I just licked my computer screen…Haha!
    =)

  20. Amy Andrews
    May 31, 2013 @ 16:12:52

    “Papple”, now that is a new one for me. We get “asian pears”, are they similar?? Love your photo, very sensual and what a perfect avocado! 🙂

  21. Maria
    May 31, 2013 @ 16:57:40

    Lovely looking avocado! I have to confess I am a bit jealous🙂 Have a great weekend!

  22. Cakelaw
    May 31, 2013 @ 18:18:08

    I am fascinated by the papple – I have not seen one of those. Yeah, this recipe was definitely just an idea – not unpleasant, not exciting.

  23. eatgreatbegreat
    May 31, 2013 @ 18:52:46

    Yay for avocados! They are the best!!!

  24. Cher
    May 31, 2013 @ 19:03:03

    Yep – this was a winner!
    And never heard of a papple – intrigued

  25. Hotly Spiced
    May 31, 2013 @ 19:44:23

    That’s a lovely looking avocado. Sometimes you cut them open and they don’t look that good! I’ll have to look out for pistachio oil – something else for my pantry xx

  26. trevorsisboom
    May 31, 2013 @ 20:51:56

    A papple? It sounds taboo! Is that even allowed? This was certainly a winner and as I can’t stop eating avocados this will get plenty of play. And I’m mad for the oil. It will find itself in everything.

  27. morristownmemos by Ronnie Hammer
    May 31, 2013 @ 21:44:27

    AHA; SO THAT’S WHAT YOU DO WITH PISTACHIO OIL!

  28. Cquek
    May 31, 2013 @ 22:39:15

    I love avocado with chocolates.

  29. Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.)
    Jun 01, 2013 @ 05:42:23

    This non recipe is really too good to not include in the book, isn’t it?

  30. SandraM
    Jun 01, 2013 @ 07:00:22

    That looks so good!! I love avocado. And I just happen to have two sitting on the counter. Hmmm.

  31. Karen
    Jun 01, 2013 @ 07:34:30

    I love avocados…adding pistachio oil must have really made it special.

  32. triciaandnana
    Jun 01, 2013 @ 09:21:45

    This was fun and since it is 95 degrees here, I was delighted to not turn on the oven this week. I made homemade oil and will be doing it again- a winner for sure.

  33. oneexpatslife
    Jun 01, 2013 @ 09:40:13

    Never heard of a papple before. Sounds interesting.

  34. thespicylemongrass
    Jun 01, 2013 @ 11:07:03

    A papple?? Now you’ve got me googling..

  35. Food,Photography & France
    Jun 01, 2013 @ 11:07:49

    Lovely pic, Yummy.

  36. Betty
    Jun 01, 2013 @ 18:00:40

    This is a good excuse to buy pistachio oil.🙂 I love avocados!

  37. Inger Wilkerson
    Jun 01, 2013 @ 19:50:18

    Another great way to eat avocados!

  38. Jenn and Seth
    Jun 01, 2013 @ 22:04:16

    i’ve never had a papple, i’m so intrigued! this sounds like a wonderful avocado, i’ve gotta try this!

  39. Raymund
    Jun 02, 2013 @ 03:59:43

    I love avocadoes, sweet, savoury or on its own. A really nice fruit

  40. bakeawaywithme.com
    Jun 02, 2013 @ 07:37:13

    I had mine for lunch with a slice of Italian bread for dipping! So good!

  41. Beth
    Jun 02, 2013 @ 17:41:27

    Sounds good!

  42. Three Well Beings
    Jun 02, 2013 @ 18:23:38

    I love avocados and have easy access to them! I’ve never used pistachio oil before but I will get some immediately! I think that may be quite the added treat!

  43. Shut Up & Cook
    Jun 02, 2013 @ 21:49:15

    Where does one get pistachio oil?

  44. Ameena
    Jun 02, 2013 @ 22:36:07

    That is the most perfect avocado I have ever seen…

  45. Melolimparfaite
    Jun 02, 2013 @ 23:24:25

    wah never seen pistacchio oil, I have to get on it

  46. Amy (Savory Moments)
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 05:36:53

    I have never had or seen pistachio oil! Sounds very intriguing!

  47. Gloria
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 09:07:26

    Mhhh this seems lovely!!!
    xoxo

  48. squishymonster
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 12:20:47

    I’m cuckoo for avocados lately so this is perfect!

  49. sara
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 12:46:45

    Yum! This looks amazing – I love simple dishes that really highlight the flavors of good produce!

  50. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 17:26:46

    It’s hard to go wrong with avocado in my book, and this treatment looks really tasty and one I’ve never tried.

  51. Balvinder
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 19:18:36

    What a gorgeous and simple way to eat an avocado.

  52. Juliana
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 20:07:06

    So simple…and really sounds delicious!
    Beautiful picture of avocado…have a great week🙂

  53. Jasline
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 23:26:04

    What a simple and delicious way to have an avocado!

  54. kitchen flavours
    Jun 03, 2013 @ 23:30:48

    What an interesting way of eating avocados! Sounds so refreshing and yummy!

  55. atasteofmadess
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 00:28:21

    I do love avocados🙂

  56. Constance Ant
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 04:42:33

    i love avocado! but it’s pretty pricey here😦

  57. Norma Chang
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 08:25:46

    Love this avocado idea. Never heard of a papple, must look for it when I go shopping.

  58. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 10:10:29

    I’m glad she didn’t leave it out.. because I love this whole idea, freshest of avocado, sprinkling of ingredients.. it would be the best of flavors. My daughter is wild for avocado, so I’ll keep this in mind:) xx

  59. Amelia
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 10:30:25

    Hi Yummy, lovely picture and the avocado look awesome!

    Have a wonderful week ahead.

  60. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
    Jun 04, 2013 @ 20:54:33

    I don’t think I’ve ever had pistachio oil but I bet I would love it, as well as this simple meal!

  61. Francescainthekitchen.blogspot.com
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 04:09:37

    No words to say how much I love avocado!!!

  62. kitchen therapy
    Jun 05, 2013 @ 06:59:04

    I love avocado as well, wish I could have tried it with the pistachio oil!

  63. Janet Rudolph
    Jun 15, 2013 @ 19:10:43

    Simple but fabulous… And I always have avocados around..

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