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Easy Avocado Pesto
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Easy Avocado Pesto

An easy and delicious recipe for Easy Avocado Pesto which can be served as an appetizer or as a pasta sauce. Vegan, low carbohydrate, and Mediterranean diet friendly.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizers and Sides
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Search Result: appetizer, avocado, low carb, Mediterranean Diet, pesto, vegan, vegetarian.
Servings: 8
Servings: 1g
Author: 🔪 Food, Wine, and Love

Ingredients

  • Avocados- 2. The avocados should be pitted peeled and diced.
  • Basil- 1 cup fresh leaves.
  • Pine nuts– ¼ cup. You can sub in chopped walnuts chopped pecans, or even pistachios for the pine nuts
  • Olive Oil- 3 tablespoons. You can add additional as needed to make this into a sauce.
  • Lemon Juice- 2 tablespoons. That is about one small lemon. Garlic- 3 cloves chopped.
  • Seasonings to taste. This can include Salt and/or Pepper.

Instructions

  • Combine together the avocado, basil and nuts in the processor or blender and pulse until the ingredients are chopped but, not mashed together.
  • Add the olive oil, lemon juice and garlic and blend or process until you reach your desired consistency or until blended. Season as desired.
  • Serve immediately or store well covered in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

I mentioned that you should use a ripe avocado in this recipe. The avocado should be peeled with the pit removed and then diced up.
Also mentioned, Pine nuts are the usual 'nut' ingredient that is part of the usual pesto.
However, pine nuts can be hard to find. You can easily sub in chopped walnuts, chopped pecans, or even pistachios for the pine nuts.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 127mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g
Please note: Nutritional data has been calculated using a tool that comes with this recipe card and not by me. This means that Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that you use. The accuracy of this tool may differ from other tools as expected. Also note that there is no instructional value to the video that may be attached to this recipe. It is only there for visual pleasure. For more information about the images in this recipe, please refer the the recipe instructions. Thank you!

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