Avocado Pesto

Avocado Pesto..
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Avocado Pesto

Dairy Free- Nut Free –



1 large bunch fresh basil

2 ripe avocados

½ cup hemp seeds

zest and juice of one lemon

3 cloves garlic

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

½ cup avocado oil


Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pulse until well combined. If you like a rustic look and still slightly chunky do not over blend. If you want the pesto completely smooth, blend longer. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired. Try a little red pepper flakes.

To use with pasta, cook your pasta per instructions, reserve a cup of pasta water. Add your cooked pasta to a warm sauté pan, add spoon fulls of avocado pesto add a little of the pasta water at a time to thin pesto.


Great on any pasta, whole grain toast, bruschetta, use your imagination!

  • Author: Chef Shelly