Five Minutes or Less: Light and Creamy Avocado “Pesto” Sauce
Why We Love It: The taste of this pesto is light, clean and a lot creamier than traditional recipes.
The instructions are simple, and all you need is a blender. This recipe can be made in no time and only calls for 5 ingredients (most of them you'll have in your fridge or pantry already).
Prep: 5 Minutes
Total Ingredients: 5
Make It For: Both lunch and dinner: Spread it on a sandwich, put it on your pasta or use it as a pizza sauce or salad dressing, the great thing about pesto is its versatility. Make a double batch and keep it in a container in your fridge for up to a week, or freeze it to last even longer.
Why it's healthier: Avocados have more potassium than a banana: One avocado has 15% of the daily recommended potassium 4.7g, which is more than one and a half large bananas.
Healthy ingredients: Folate, magnesium, potassium, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin C.
Light and Creamy Avocado “Pesto” Sauce
- 1 large avocado
- 1-2tbsp lemon juice to taste
- 1cup fresh basil leaves optional, or use 1 tsp dried basil
- 1tsp garlic powder
- 4tbsp water / plant-based milk
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Toss with about 2 servings of cooked pasta & enjoy!
Nutrition information is a rough estimate.
Calories 423 Total Fat 39.4 g Sat. Fat 8.4 g Sodium 18 mg Total Carbs 19.7 g Fiber 13.8 g Sugars 2 g Protein 14.4 g