Avocado Pesto

Here’s a super-easy avocado dip that’s delicious on everything. It’s a dip for veggies, a pizza or pasta sauce, sandwich spread, mayo substitute, topping for sauteed veggies, meats, or garnish on your fried eggs. It’s easy with a food processor, or you can make it in any blender, or mash it by hand. Makes 1 cup spread.

Avocado Pesto



  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon unprocessed salt


  1. In a food processor, add all ingredients: avocado, lemon juice, olive oil, basil, garlic, nutritional yeast, and salt. Process well. Enjoy!
  2. (If you're letting the pesto sauce sit for more than 10 minutes, put the avocado seed in the pesto. This will prevent it from turning brown.)