Avocado Pesto

Avocado Pesto

10 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2015

Avocados add a silky consistency and cheese-like richness to this dairy-free pesto recipe. Toss it with pasta, spread it on baguette slices to make bruschetta, or use it for a healthy mayo substitute on your sandwich.

Ingredients 16 servings

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  • 1 large bunch fresh basil
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • ½ cup walnuts or hemp seeds
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Ground pepper to taste

Preparation

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  1. Strip basil leaves from the stems and add to a food processor along with avocados, walnuts (or hemp seeds), lemon juice, garlic and salt; pulse until finely chopped. Add oil and process to form a thick paste. Season with pepper.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Press a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent browning and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2-Tbsp.
  • Per serving: 126 calories; 13 g fat(2 g sat); 2 g fiber; 3 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 26 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 236 IU vitamin A; 4 mg vitamin C; 14 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 37 mg sodium; 151 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 2½ fat

Reviews 10

August 14, 2018
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By: Michelle
So easy and tasty! First time making it and we're loving it!!!
August 07, 2018
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By: mark hallaway
Second time making this one, so good! so easy! only one custom ingredient: I added about half a cup of nutritional yeast mmm cheeeeezzzzy
November 03, 2017
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By: Julie Ann Mercado
I made it last night, my family and I love it!!! hassle free recipe, I used parsley instead of basil because I don't have basil, add grilled chicken and it turns out good .... Thank you:)
September 13, 2017
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By: Barbara Schollmeier
Yes I will make it again it is absolutely delicious
September 13, 2017
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By: Edna Valenzuela
It tastes great!
June 23, 2017
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By: Sharmin Sampat
Simple and delicious!!
January 12, 2017
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By: Flo
I made recipe without changes but find it a little bitter what can I add it?
September 04, 2016
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By: Lynn Murphy
Vegans and non vegans alike will love this delicious and healthy pesto. Finally a pesto I can make easily and my family and guests love it. Thanks so much.
July 24, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Better than regular pesto or guacamole I love this recipe, so much flavor and a perfectly creamy texture. I love it more than regular pesto, because you can do so much more with it. I made nachos and ate it dolloped on that, but I have also eaten it on hamburgers and veggies. Pros: quick, easy, delicious Cons: you might eat the whole bowl yourself
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