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Avocado Pesto

Katie Quinn

This is not the original Pesto sauce, but it is pretty delicious. Avocado Pesto, very easy and tasty recipe.

Avocado Pesto


  • 1 ripe avocado

  • Large handful of basil leaves

  • Some olive oil

  • Some salt

  • Juice from half a lemon


  1. Then blend, blend, blend!! When it's the consistency you like it (we took ours to smoothie-like consistency) toss it with warm soba noodles.

Avocado Pesto




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- This is avocado pesto. It's like pesto with avocado, so it's better. The best thing about this recipe is that you can use the avocado after it's started to go a little brown, because no one wants to look at a brown avocado and eat it, right? But in this case, it's disguised by being smashed up with all of the other stuff to make an avocado pesto. So you have your avocado, and then you just put it in the blender. [Upbeat Guitar And Violin] This is one of those dump and blend recipes. Nothing more complicated about it. So just one avocado, dump it in the blender, and then because you can use a kind of brownish avocado for this, really hand-pick some beautiful, fresh basil leaves to throw in there. You want a good handful of fresh basil. Juice from half a lemon, I like to squeeze the lemon over my hand because it catches the seeds, right? You don't want those seeds in the pesto, so your hand catches them first. Some red pepper flakes, and a few good glugs of olive oil. I mean come on, it's pesto, it's gotta have olive oil, right? And a little bit of salt. And now we blend. [Easygoing Violin/guitar] Oh yeah! That's what's up. Ooohh. This looks so good. I love avocados, did I mention that? Kind of anything with avocados I'm a fan of. This is really a go-to for me, because you saw how easy it is. Now you have the avocado pesto, you just take it out of the mixer, and then this is our finished avocado pesto. The great thing about this is that you can use it with so many different things. I love to mix it with some soba noodles, put a little Parmesan cheese on top of that, or if you have just a turkey sandwich or something. Smather it on one piece of bread. Muah! Amazing sandwich. Or, if you like going simple like I do, just take a slice of bread, a crouton, dip. [Crunch] Mhmm. Mmmmm. Sometimes simpler really is better. Don't forget guys, keep it quirky.