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!
- 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
- 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.
- 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