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Avocado Pesto Recipe

This Avocado Pesto Recipe takes just 5 minutes to throw together and is vegan, gluten-free, AND oil-free! It's packed with fresh herbs, roasted pistachios, creamy avocado, and more!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado sauce, gluten free, oil free, vegan
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves about 2 (3/4 oz) packages
  • 1 cup packed cilantro leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup roasted salted pistachios
  • 1 (5 1/2 oz) avocado
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoons water or more if you want a thinner consistency
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt plus more to taste (I used 1/2 teaspoon)


  • Place basil, cilantro, garlic, pistachios, avocado, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, water, and salt into a high powered food processor.
  • Process together until well combined.
  • Taste and re-season and enjoy!
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*I served these with "zoodles" that I just cooked in a preheated skillet until tender. Throw them in a colander after they're cooked if you want to drain them.


Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 675IU | Vitamin C: 12.9mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.9mg