5-Minute Avocado Pesto Sauce

5-Minute Avocado Pesto Sauce

Totally tasty, definitely good for you: this 5-minute Avocado Pesto Sauce is something you need to make. Soon. Maybe even right this very minute?

If you’ve got the following six basic ingredients in your kitchen you could be enjoying a heavenly bowl of avocado pesto pasta for dinner in less time than it takes to make just about any other dinner I can think of. Here’s the only six things you will need:

And no, it did not just slip my mind to not include the olive oil or Parmesan cheese. I intentionally left those ingredients out and made my avocado pesto recipe without oil or cheese on purpose. Although a classic pesto recipe typically contains approximately 1/2 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan, you actually don’t need a drop of oil or any cheese at all to make a decadent pesto. You can still get the delicious rich taste and luxurious full-fat mouth-feel of a classic pesto by using “whole fats” in the form of avocado and pine nuts.


  • Flesh from 1 whole avocado
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons raw pine nuts
  • Unrefined sea salt, to taste
  • ¼ cup water
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