Side Dishes


half an avocado
1/2 cup chopped, raw walnuts
1 cup lightly packed, fresh parsley leaves
1/2 cup lightly packed, fresh basil leaves
1 large clove garlic or 2 small cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 to 3/4 cup water
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Place all ingredients in a food processor except water and olive oil. Pulse a few times to combine ingredients. Add olive oil, and pulse a little more to blend. Slowly add 1/2 cup water. Stop processing once the ingredients are fully combined and mostly smooth. Adjust the thickness as desired, adding up to 1/4 cup more water.

What can you do with this sauce? We love it on tacos, roasted veggies, fish, pasta and salad. You can use it as a dip or a spread. It lasts about two or three days in the refrigerator, but it usually gets gobbled up much more quickly.