Avocado Basil Pesto

Avocado Basil Pesto
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Avocado Basil Pesto
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Dip it, spread it, toss it with pasta, Avocado Basil Pesto is creamy and healthy. Just absolutely positively make this pesto any chance you get!
Recipe type: Sauce/ Dip
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 1 cup
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, packed
  • ⅓ cup pine nuts
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • water as needed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Combine avocado, basil, pine nuts, and garlic in a food processor or blender. With machine running, slowly stream in the lemon juice, olive oil, and water as needed to create a smooth pesto. Puree until completely blended and creamy.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Use immediately or keep refrigerated for 1 to 2 days.


How do you make pesto sauce?

Creamy heart-healthy Avocado Basil Pesto is a sauce you can toss with pasta, dip into with your favorite veggies, spread on sandwiches, or dress your salads. It's perfectly delicious for about $5 in 5 minutes!

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Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!


  1. Rashmi&Chalukya

    I have always been fan of your recipes which are quick and easy to make. Avocado Basil Pesto is yet another. Bookmarked. Thanks for sharing

    • Renée

      Way to go Rashmi, thanks so much!

  2. Sonnie

    We have abundance of Avocado in the Philippines, and your recipe is easy to follow. Looks yummy on bread, will try this out.

    • Alison

      Sonnie, I didn’t realize that! Then yes, you need to try this out!


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