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This Oil-Free Avocado Pesto is super creamy, cheesy, zesty and totally healthy for you. It takes less than 15 minutes to make and calls for 9 simple ingredients.
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Oil-Free Avocado Pesto

This Oil-Free Avocado Pesto is super creamy, cheesy, zesty and totally healthy for you. It takes less than 15 minutes to make and calls for 9 simple ingredients.
Course Dip, Spread
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Oil-free, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 75kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium avocado
  • 1 cup basil leaves , tightly packed
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1-2 cloves garlic , more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice , freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt , more to taste (or preferred salt)
  • Fresh cracked pepper , to taste
  • 4-6 tablespoons water , more if needed

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients (except the water) to a blender or food processor. Pulse for 10-20 times to combine and chop. Now add the water as needed, and keep pulsing until you've reached desired consistency. I prefer my pesto with texture, but if you want it smooth, just blend on high for 30-60 seconds. Taste for seasoning and add more as needed.

Notes

* Store in airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
* Yields about 7-8 ounces 

Nutrition

Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 110mg | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.8mg