Creamy Avocado Pesto

Number of Servings: 16 (22 g)
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 22 g

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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