Pesto and avocado fresh mini tarts

pesto and avocado mini tartThe idea of a savory mini tart is somewhat new in this household. My first attempt with sun dried tomatoes was a big success. And so is this. Unfortunately, I cannot take the credit for it. The wonderful fresh basil and perfectly ripe avocado have worked their magic for me. All I had to do was to wiz few ingredients in the food processor and call it my own.

pesto and avocado mini tartIf you love pesto and all pesto-related-dishes, you will love this. If you cannot imagine a life without avocado, you will love this.

Pesto and avocado fresh mini tarts
Author: TalesofaKitchen
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Serves: 6
  • 2/3 cups almonds
  • 4 TBSP sesame seeds
  • 4 TBSP flax seeds, ground
  • 4 TBSP sunflower seeds, crushed
  • 1 small garlic clove, grated
  • 4 TBSP extra virgin olive oil (I used cold pressed)
  • 2 TBSP freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • pinch sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups tightly packed fresh basil
  • 1 handful almonds
  • 1 small handful sunflower seeds
  • 1 medium garlic clove, grated
  • sea salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4-5 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 TBSP lemon juice
  • Optional (for non-raw, non-vegan): 1 handful freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 avocado
  • extra lemon juice, if needed
  1. Add the first set of ingredients to a blender and process until completely mixed.
  2. Brush your mini tart shapes with a bit of olive oil.
  3. Divide the base mixture in 2 and then each in 3 equal parts. This will give you 6 equal parts. Press each into a tart shape. Place in fridge.
  4. Add all ingredients for the pesto in a food processor and wiz until it gets an oozy consistency.
  5. Mix 6-7 tablespoons of pesto with 1 avocado. Season more if needed (lemon juice, sea salt, black pepper).
  6. Scoop the pesto-avocado mixture into the tart shapes and return to fridge.
  7. Serve cold.
The pesto recipe will yield more pesto than required for the mini tarts. Which means you can plan some pesto pasta for dinner as well!


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