Creamy Paleo Avocado Pesto (Dairy-Free)

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Creamy Paleo Avocado Pesto blends the both of avocados and pesto in a tasty combination. It’s a perfect dairy-free way to enjoy the flavor of pesto.

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What is Pesto?

Pesto is a classic Italian sauce that adds a huge punch of flavor to any meal. It’s traditionally made with garlic, fresh basil, pine nuts, hard cheese like Parmesan, and olive oil. I decided to make this Creamy Avocado Pesto dairy-free by leaving out the cheese. Instead, I added avocado for a silky texture and added creamy mouthfeel.

How to Make This Avocado Pesto

It couldn’t be much easier to make this pesto sauce. Simply combine the avocado, basil, garlic, pine nuts, lemon, and salt in a food processor or small blender. Then, with the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil until it comes to the texture you like. This pesto will keep for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Serving suggestions: Mix into zucchini noodles, use as a dip for veggies, or spread over eggs.

Creamy Paleo Avocado Pesto | stephgaudreau.com

Creamy Paleo Avocado Pesto (Dairy-Free)

Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Whole30
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 1033 kcal

Creamy Paleo Avocado Pesto blends the both of avocados and pesto in a tasty combination. It's a perfect dairy-free way to enjoy the flavor of pesto.

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Ingredients

  • 2 large ripe avocados peeled
  • 1 cup basil leaves packed
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic depending on your preference
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts or a mixture of pine nuts and pistachios
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • ~1/3 to 1/2 cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a food processor combine all the ingredients except the olive oil.
  2. While the food processor is running, drizzle in the olive oil. Add less if you like a thicker pesto and more if you want it thinner.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Paleo Avocado Pesto (Dairy-Free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1033 Calories from Fat 954
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 106g 163%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Sodium 307mg 13%
Potassium 1211mg 35%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 14g 56%
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 18.5%
Vitamin C 28.1%
Calcium 5.6%
Iron 20.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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