Creamy Avocado Pesto

This creamy avocado pesto has a unique creaminess and taste and is a great healthy alternative to traditional pesto if you're looking to mix things up.
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 130kcal
Author Ryan Beck


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded


  • In a food processor, add avocados, basil, garlic, walnuts, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper and pulse until finely chopped. With processor still running, add olive oil until emulsified and creamy. Add parmesan cheese and pulse until just combined.


Serving: 0.25cups | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 0.4mg