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.*
* 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!