Avocado Pesto (Dairy Free)

11 Jul


Avocado is used in this pesto recipe instead of a hard cheese which gives way to a very creamy pesto sauce that is great slathered over veggies, meat, fish, vegetable noodles, a piece of bread, in a sandwich…oh the list goes on.  I could eat this out of the jar with a spoon!  Simple to make and tasty to eat!  I sometimes find regular pesto a bit oily, so this is a great alternative.   Avocado’s are a great superfood, packed with nutrients and heart-healthy compounds too!

Store in the refrigerator .  I kept mine in a jar with a screw-top lid and it kept for a week.



1 avocado, ripe

1 cup fresh basil leaves

1/3 cup pine nuts

3 cloves garlic, peeled andchopped

Juice of 1 lemon

2 tblspns olive oil

salt and pepper to taste



  • Peel the avocado, remove the stone and cut into chunks.
  • Place all the ingredients into a food processor or a blender and blitz until smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Eat and enjoy!


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7 Responses to “Avocado Pesto (Dairy Free)”

  1. Melissa Brody July 15, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    Mmm, would have never thought of avocado in pesto. Does it still turn brownish like guacamole after a day or so, or do the other ingredients help preserve the color?

    • Divalicious July 16, 2013 at 6:58 am #

      The lemon juice keeps its colour…lovely and bright green! Thanks for stopping by..hope you enjoy the recipe.

  2. dmmd1983 July 16, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    This looks great, healthy, natural and tasty – will definitely give it a try :)

  3. eatpraybake January 25, 2014 at 2:11 am #

    Avocado in pesto looks interesting, what an idea! I’m always looking for a new dairy-free pesto recipe :)

    • Divalicious January 27, 2014 at 2:25 pm #

      This is one of my favourites…just love avocado! Hope you enjoy it!


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