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Avocado Pesto

  • Author: Julie (PB Fingers)
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: lunch, recipes

Description

Avocado pesto is a creamy, savory sauce that is perfect tossed with your favorite pasta, spread on fresh bread for a delicious sandwich or used as a dip for cold and crunchy vegetables. This recipe is a hit with both toddlers and adults!


Ingredients

  • 2 Hass avocados
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pine nuts
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Slice avocados in half and remove the pits. Scoop the flesh of the avocados into a food processor. Add walnuts, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice.
  2. Blend until walnuts are crushed and no longer lumpy. Add basil, parmesan cheese and additional salt and pepper to taste and blend until pesto is thick, smooth and creamy.

Keywords: DAIRY-FREE, DINNER, GLUTEN-FREE, KID FRIENDLY RECIPES, LUNCH/DINNER RECIPES, PASTA RECIPES, RECIPES, VEGETARIAN RECIPES