This 10-minute Vegan Avocado Basil Pesto recipe is so fresh and delicious. It’s so easy to make, packed with flavor and healthy ingredients.
💡 The recipe in a nutshell
- Vegan (eggless and dairy free)
- Gluten free
- Whole Foods Plant Based
- Oil free and raw
- 6 Ingredient recipe
- Easy and quick to make
- Beginner friendly
👩🏽🍳 How to
This recipe is seriously super quick, and one of my all-time favorites! While you cook your pasta prepare this pesto. You'll have an amazing meal in less than 15 minutes! Choose your favorite pasta, mix it with the avocado pesto, and enjoy.
For variations, you can add more vegetables, or your favorite plant-based protein like tempeh, tofu, beans, or lentils.
🥑 Benefits of eating avocado and basil
Since there are plenty of healthy fats in avocados, extra add-in with oil isn't necessary for this recipe! Want to learn more about the nutritional benefits of eating avocado? Read more here.
Basil is rich in nutrients (like vitamin K and beta-carotene) and is also known to reduce joint pain. It has antibacterial properties, and more! Find more about basil here.
Store pesto in an airtight container or sealed mason jar in your fridge. The pesto is best if used within a few days. Keep in mind that the avocado may brown a bit over time.
❄️ How to freeze
Otherwise, freeze leftover pesto in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 months. Label with the date of freezing. Thaw in the fridge overnight.
🥗 More vegan food
Avocado Basil Pesto - 6 Ingredient Recipe
- Food Processor
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1-3 tablespoon of water (only use if pesto is too thick)
- salt (or miso) and pepper to taste
- serve with your favorite pasta
- optional topping: plant based protein of choice (tempeh, seitan, beans, lentils, tofu etc.)
- Combine all pesto ingredients into a food processor, or blender and mix until well combined and creamy. Add pesto to your favorite pasta, or use gluten free!
- Optional: Add your favorite plant based protein like tempeh, fried tofu, seitan, beans or lentils.
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