is having a recipe challenge starring two of her favorite ingredients: avocado, and feta. I have to admit: besides guacamole, I am not a big participator in the wonderful world of avocado, which made this that much more fun. If it is just sliced on a sandwich, or chunked in a salad, the texture gets me every time. I love the taste, I would just rather just be dipping a tortilla chip in it, or slathering it on something substantial like a burger. I have morphed aspects of baklava with pesto and guacamole, hence the name Baklavocado. Only a week left, so start scooping and crumbling your way to win a copy of Denise’s book.
The Challenge

COMPOSE a course that contains AVOCADO & FETA CHEESE, two of my favourite ingredients. You may also include any number of additional ingredients. The dish can be for a vegetarian, carnivore, or pescatore, whatever. It can even be a dessert. No matter what though, it must contain the two challenge ingredients.

Challenge Facts:

1. Neither Lazaro, Nancy, nor I will be participating.
2. The winner will be chosen by a consensus of the three of us.
3. The challenge is open to everyone, worldwide.

Challenge Guidelines

1. You must submit a dish containing Avocado & Feta Cheese.
2. Copy & Paste the Quickies cover image (contest photo) onto your blog post that includes the dish you wish to submit.
3. If submitting an old blog post, just write a short, new post with the contest photo included.
4. Email me a link to your post at
6. On June 8, 2010 we will announce the winner & post a round-up of all the dishes.

The Prizes:

1. Winner gets a copy of Quickies: Morning, Noon, and Night
2. A guest blogger spot on Lazaro Cooks!

I hope you enjoy our first Quickies: Morning, Noon, and Night Challenge. Have fun and be creative. Please tell your readers that you intend to participate; they might like to join in the merriment!

That’s it for now lovely readers – I look forward to your wonderful entries!

Baklavocado Pesto

1 cup mashed avocado

1/4 cup macadamia nuts, toasted

1/4 cup crumbled feta, crumble very tiny

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

1 1/2 tbls chopped cilantro

2 tbls chopped parsley

1 1/2 tbls honey

2 tsp lemon juice

1/4 olive oil (more if needed)

salt and pepper

Mortar and pestle, or food process all ingredients except oil. Add oil in a slow stream for optimum emulsion.

Adjust honey and nut to your liking.

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