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avocado basil pesto

Avocado Basil Pesto - 6 Ingredient Recipe

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. For variations you can add more vegetables, or your favorite plant based protein like tempeh, tofu, beans or lentils.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Vegan, WFPB
Servings 4 servings


  • 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.


Keyword Avocado Pesto, Beginner Friendly Vegan Recipe, dairy-free, gluten-free, oil free, Plant-Based, Vegan Avocado Basil Pesto