Avocado Pesto

High nutrition and super-quick, whipped avocado is one of my top favorite snacks. For this 5-minute blended treat, you don’t even need a recipe. An avocado dip that tastes yummy on everything, use it as a sauce for pasta or pita, sandwich spread, garnish for veggies, mayo substitute, topping for veggies, meats, or garnish for your eggs. Super-easy with a food processor, you can also make it in any blender, or mash it by hand. Makes 1 cup spread. Enjoy!

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 (optional protein for an umami - cheese flavor)
  • 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 let the finished pesto sauce sit for more than 10 minutes, put the avocado seed in the pesto. This trick prevents it from turning brown.)

2 Replies to "Avocado Pesto"

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    Sandra June 19, 2021 (2:06 pm)

    Sounds yummy

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      Jane Barthelemy June 23, 2021 (5:19 pm)

      Hello Tessa, Thanks! Love back atcha!

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