AVOCADO PESTO SAUCE

(NUT-FREE, VEGAN)

 

Free of nuts, dairy and oils, this pesto sauce can be enjoyed quite liberally over your favorite noodles, protein, rice or veggies. A ripe avocado lends its smooth and creamy texture to this rich sauce, and is complimented with fresh basil, garlic and lemon juice. The result is a light, but decadent-tasting dish,  one that is ready in less than 10 minutes!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ripe avocado

  • ½ cup fresh basil, tightly packed

  • 1½ Tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)

  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic

  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt, or more to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. To get started, add the fresh basil, lemon juice and garlic into a mini food processor, and process until the basil is broken down a bit.

  2. Add the flesh of the ripe avocado, and the ¼ teaspoon of salt, and process again until smooth and creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides, as necessary.

  3. Taste the pesto, and adjust seasonings, if necessary.

  4. Serve over your favorite pasta and veggies, and enjoy!

* For "skinny noodles", try this sauce over vegetable pasta, or use a vegetti to make your own!