I’ve always loved pesto; the classic basil pesto that is! My mom has been making avocado pesto for us for a couple of years. I believe the got the recipe somewhere on pinterest. She never saved it though but it’s pretty basic so I found it easy to put these ingredients together and tadaa. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like this. My non-vegan friends love this and always ask for it! It also can be done raw if you don’t roast the pine nuts. Try this on pasta, pizza, toast or as a dip!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 2-3 minutes
1 ripe avocado
1 bag of sweet Italian basil or a handful
1 clove of garlic
1 lemon or lime
2 tbsp of pine nuts
Salt and pepper to taste
Step 1: Roast the pine nuts for a few minutes over low heat.
Step 2: Peel your avocado and place it in a food processor along with the basil, garlic, limejuice, roasted pine nuts and salt and pepper and pulse until a thick green paste forms. You can alternatively place everything in a blender but the mixture would need some water or oil to get going.*
Step 3: Serve over pasta, pizza, toast or use as a dip!
*Avocadoes and water don’t mix very well. I prefer using water rather than oil though! It just tends to separate if I leave it out for long.