Why Katy's Barking Gecko ?!

I love to travel, I love to cook and to try new recipes...

After returning from yet another trip to South Africa I browsed one of my Food Magazin subscriptions and

we started to envision how it might be to have a small, a very small restaurant. Somewhere in Australia or

South Africa.
Maybe 4 or 5 tables.
To be in the kitchen wearing t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops cooking for fun and nice people....

Doesn't that sound great ?!
We even came up with a name: Katy's Barking Gecko

Well there is no restaurant (so far....), but heaps of favourite recipes.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Avocado Pesto

Avocado Pesto

Well you might have discovered by now that I just lurve pasta....
Tonight we had Spaghetti with an Avocado Pesto.
This is definitely something different, to have a pesto with no nuts ...


1 under-ripe avocado
1 ripe avocado
15g fresh basil, roughly chopped
1 tbsp of lemon juice
1 garlic clove,roughly chopped
1/2 red chilli,deseeded and very finely chopped
6 tbsp of olive oil
60g fresh Parmesan, grated, plus shavings to serve
salt and pepper


Halve and stone the avocado, scoop out the flesh and put into food processor.
Add lemon juice,chopped basil, chopped garlic and olive oil and pulse briefly to make a rough-textured pesto-like sauce.
Stir in the finely chopped red chilli and grated Parmesan, season with salt and pepper and serve with Spaghetti.

Avocado Pesto


  1. That looks very good. Even if it doesn't have nuts :)

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