Avocado Pesto

Who doesn’t love pesto sauce?  I’m yet to encounter someone who doesn’t.  My pestos often involve seeds and nuts but this go-around, I tried something new.  Avo pesto hit the spot and requires little to no added oil since the avo is so creamy and wonderful.

We tossed this with quinoa-brown rice pasta, sautéed greens, cherry tomatoes, and tofu.  It was divine.


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1 cup mixed dark leafy greens (I used spinach and kale, stems removed)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • process in food processor until smooth
  • mix with favorite pasta, grain, or spread it on a pizza base.

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