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A blue bowl filled with spaghetti noodles covered in a green pesto, garnished with fresh basil

Creamy Pesto Sauce

Planted in the Kitchen
This creamy avocado pesto is made with fresh and flavorful ingredients and comes together in just 5 minutes.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2
Calories 487 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup basil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoon pine nuts
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Serve over ½ pound of cooked pasta, fresh bread, or use as a dip for crackers or fresh vegetables.

Notes

Serve over ½ a pound of cooked pasta, bread, or use as a dip for fresh vegetables. 
This pesto can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. The top might brown because of the avocado, simply stir or scrape the top off before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 487kcalCarbohydrates: 11.2gProtein: 3.7gFat: 50.8gSaturated Fat: 8.1gSodium: 298mgFiber: 7.4gSugar: 0.9gCalcium: 41mgIron: 2mg
Keyword avocado basil pesto, avocado pesto sauce, creamy avocado pesto, creamy pesto pasta sauce, creamy pesto sauce
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