Paleo Avocado Basil Pesto

I love pesto. It's the perfect kind of sauce for so many things. Sandwiches? Check. Pasta? Check. Toast? Check. It's really the perfect spread. But, traditional pesto is full of all sorts of oils - pine nuts, olive oil, even some oil from the Parmesan cheese. So, in order to offset my copious consumption of the green stuff, I like to make my own, much lighter (and wonderfully paleo!) version of pesto. Another perk? It takes less than 10 minutes to make!

Paleo Avocado Basil Pesto

  • 3 cups spinach

  • 1 cup chopped basil

  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 2 avocados

  • 1/4 olive oil (or avocado oil)

  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed. (Optional: add some zest!)

  • Salt & pepper to taste

Pro tip: You can use any ripeness of avocado! I prefer to use unripe ones (only because I'm inpatient!), but the sauce will not turn brown in the refrigerator. 

  1. Add avocados, minced garlic, oil, and lemon juice to food processor. Puree on high.

  2. Slowly add basil and spinach to taste.

  3. Finish with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.

paleo avocado basil pesto
paleo avocado basil pesto

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