A couple of weeks ago, I posted on my Instagram a recipe for Avocado Pesto. It wassooooo good! I’ve been wanting to make it again so bad but I didn’t want to make zoodles again, yes, they’re delicious but I wanted to be a little more creative.
It hit me all of the sudden, I was driving back from the Y when I had a vision of sweet potato wedges dip in avocado pesto. Sounds really good right? Well, it gets better! I got home and I was faced with the amount of the laundry I had to catch up with (but I was still thinking about Avocado pesto) So I walked through the bedrooms collecting laundry when…bacon! “I’m going to wrap the potato wedges in bacon” so… I had dropped everything and head to the kitchen. Priorities, right?
I mean, you can’t walk away from a great idea, it’s just wrong.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the potatoes in half, lengthwise and cut each half in quarters. If the potato is very big you can cut up to 6 pieces out of each half, it's totally fine. Cut the bacon strips in half and wrap each strip around the middle part of each potato wedge. Place them on a baking sheet making sure the end of the bacon strip is facing the baking sheet, that way it won't unwrap while it bakes. Bake the potatoes for 20 minutes, flip them over and cook for 10 more minutes until the potatoes are tender and the bacon crispy.
Once the potatoes are done, sprinkle them with a little salt and let them cool a while you make the pesto.
In a food processor add the avocado, pine nuts, basil, garlic, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. With the food processor running, slowly drizzle the olive oil. Taste the pesto and adjust seasoning if needed or add more oil until you get the desire consistency. Eat. Enjoy!
Hello, my name is Marisol Chancellor. I was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. I’ve been living in Texas for 12 years and even when I love barbeque, fruit cobblers and sweet tea, there’s something that has the power of transporting me right back to my mom’s kitchen and gives me a little piece of home, cooking. I grew up in the kitchen and for me, memories are always linked to food, and behind the food, well, there’s always a story that comes along. So, please let me share with you my love for cooking and while we are at it, let’s share some memories, because let’s be honest, we are also hungry for nostalgia.