Creamy Avocado Pesto

Number of Servings: 16 (22g)
Active Time: 5 min.
Total Time: 0 min.

Classic pesto relies entirely on olive oil for fat. While olive oil is a wonderful, heart-healthy, flavorful fat, sometimes you want a more robust mouthfeel. That’s where avocado comes in.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves
  • ⅓ cup pine nuts
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Water as needed

Directions

  1. Combine avocado, basil, pine nuts, and garlic in a food processor or blender.
  2. With processor running, slowly stream in the lemon juice, olive oil, and water as needed to achieve a smooth pesto. Puree until completely blended and creamy.
  3. Use immediately or keep, refrigerated, for up to four hours.

Nutrition Facts

16 servings per container

Serving Size 22g

Amount per serving
Calories 55
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.5g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 0g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 7.8mg 0%
Iron 0.3mg 0%
Potassium 90mg 2%
Vitamin A 8mcg 0%
Vitamin C 2.7mg 4%
Vitamin E 0.8mg 6%
Vitamin K 16.2mcg 15%
Thiamin 0mg 0%
Riboflavin 0mg 0%
Niacin 0.5mg 0%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0%
Folate 13.3mcg 3%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0.5mcg 0%
Chloride 1.9mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.2mg 0%
Phosphorus 25.2mg 2%
Iodine 0.3mcg 0%
Magnesium 12.7mg 4%
Zinc 0.3mg 0%
Selenium 0.2mcg 0%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 0.3mg 15%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 0.8mcg 2%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Avocado, Pine Nuts, Basil, Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, Garlic.

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