Lightened-Up Creamy Avocado Basil Pesto (no oil added

Lightened-Up Creamy Avocado Basil Pesto (no oil added

  • Prepare: 10M
  • Total: 10M
Lightened-Up Creamy Avocado Basil Pesto (no oil added

Lightened-Up Creamy Avocado Basil Pesto (no oil added

Diets

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten free

Ingredients

  • Produce

    • 1/2 Avocado, large ripe
    • 1 cup Basil, packed fresh leaves
    • 2 cloves Garlic
  • Condiments

    • 1 tbsp Lemon juice, fresh
  • Baking & Spices

    • 1 Sea salt
  • Nuts & Seeds

    • 2 tbsp Pine nuts
  • Dairy

    • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Liquids

    • 3 tbsp Water
  • Time
  • Prepare: 10M
  • Total: 10M

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Description

A lightened up pesto without any added oil! The secret is using an avocado to get a creamy texture thats unbelievable!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 large ripe avocado
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons water, plus more if necessary
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • sea salt, to taste

Directions

  • Add basil, avocado, garlic, pine nuts and lemon juice to a food processor and pulse for 20 seconds or until pesto is chopped. Add in water and process again until completely smooth. You may need to add more water to get it to your desired consistency; I like mine a little on the thicker side. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the cheese.
  • Store in an airtight container or sealed mason jar and refrigerate. Pesto is best if used within a few days, otherwise you can freeze it for several months.

Nutrition

Serving size: about 1/4 cup Calories: 108 Fat: 9.4g Carbohydrates: 3.7g Fiber: 2g Protein: 3.7g
  • Serves: 1 cup
  • Prepare: 10 mins
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Lightened Up Pesto: Creamy Avocado Basil Pesto Recipe

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Creamy Avocado Basil Pesto - this recipe uses avocado instead of olive oil to make the most delicious, healthy pesto with no added oil!

Lightened-Up Creamy Avocado Basil Pesto (no oil added

  • Produce

    • 1/2 Avocado, large ripe
    • 1 cup Basil, packed fresh leaves
    • 2 cloves Garlic
  • Condiments

    • 1 tbsp Lemon juice, fresh
  • Baking & Spices

    • 1 Sea salt
  • Nuts & Seeds

    • 2 tbsp Pine nuts
  • Dairy

    • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Liquids

    • 3 tbsp Water

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Lightened Up Pesto: Creamy Avocado Basil Pesto Recipe

Creamy Avocado Basil Pesto - this recipe uses avocado instead of olive oil to make the most delicious, healthy pesto with no added oil!