Creamy Avocado Pesto



1/4 cup Olive Oil

2 ripe Avocados*

1 cup Fresh Basil Leaves

3 cloves Garlic

1/4 cup Pine Nuts

2 tbs Lemon Juice

1/2 tsp salt*


*I used the large hass avocados

*I used coarse Himalayan pink salt. I like the taste better; however, sea salt will work just as well


1. Using a food processor, finely chop avocados, basil, garlic, nuts, lemon juice, and salt.

2. While the processor is still chopping, add a slow, steady stream of olive oil until you achieve a creamed, emulsified consistency.*

3. Enjoy!


* The final consistency should resemble that of a thick whipped cream or mouse.

* For the perfect grain-free/ gluten-free meal, top a bed of sautéed zucchini noodles or baked spaghetti squash with this pesto. You could even make a pesto pizza. I have made a delicious pesto pizza, and I will have the recipe uploaded shortly. Stay tuned!


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