Avocado Pesto Pasta Recipe

Avocado Pesto Pasta Recipe


Avocados add a silky consistency and cheese-like richness to this dairy-free pesto recipe. Toss it with pasta, spread it on baguette slices to make bruschetta, or use it for a healthy mayo substitute on your sandwich.


  • 1 large bunch fresh basil
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or hemp seeds
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Ground pepper to taste


  1. Strip basil leaves from the stems and add to a food processor along with avocados, walnuts (or hemp seeds), lemon juice, garlic and salt; pulse until finely chopped. Add oil and process to form a thick paste. Season with pepper.


  • Make Ahead Tip: Press a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent browning and refrigerate for up to 5 days.


Per serving: 126 calories; 13 g fat (2 g sat, 8 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 2 gfiber; 37 mg sodium; 151 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 0

Exchanges: 2 1/2 fat


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