From: @vegamelon

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

Serves 2


  • 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


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. 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

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