Creamy Vegan Avocado Pesto
I love cooking, and specially healthy vegan recipes, and today I will share my pesto recipe.
It’s vegan, which means this recipe doesn’t have Parmesan cheese (which is usually the only non vegan ingredient). It contains only natural and good fats from the avocado.
Ingredients you’ll need:
- 1/3 of a cup of Pine nuts, 50 grams (if you’re allergic you can use other nuts, like walnuts, or just leave them out)
- 1 big handful of fresh Basil leaves, 30g
- 1 or 2 cloves of Garlic, depending on their size
- Fresh Juice of 1 Lemon
- 1 Avocado
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
Now it’s really easy!
Tear all the Basil leaves from the stem, peel the garlic and juice the whole lemon.
In a food processor or blender mix all ingredients but the avocado and blend. When in the right consistency add the avocado (this will replace the oil) and blend again, finally add salt and pepper to taste. I usually leave the avocado until the end just to make sure the rest blends really well.
I normally eat this pesto with wholegrain Spelt Pasta, because my boyfriend is Gluten intolerant. I also like to add some fresh chopped tomatoes on top. Enjoy!