Avocado Walnut pesto


Avocado Walnut pesto

I have seen many pesto recipes, but never wanted to try any since a long time.

So here while I was thinking about a sauce for the pasta, I decided I need to try the pesto.

Ingredients: makes 1 cup pesto

Avocado: half medium sized avocado (Used the other half for milkshake)

Walnuts: 6 nos.

Basil leaves chopped: 10 no’s.

Garlic: 2 cloves

Green chilly: 2 nos.

Lemon zest: 1 tsp

Salt: as required

Pepper: to taste

Water 2-3 tbsp.

Olive oil:  2 tsp


Grind everything except salt, olive oil and pepper to a smooth creamy paste. If you like the nutty texture, you can reserve few of the walnuts and chop it and add to the blended pesto.

Now transfer the pesto to a jar, add salt, pepper and olive oil and mix.

You can use right away with cooked pasta .Also can store in refrigerator for 2 days.

Pesto can be used with pasta, zoodles -zuchinni noodles.

It can be used in sandwiches and also as a dip for baked veggies and chips.