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Avocado Basil Pesto (Oil Free)

A delicious, oil-free vegan pesto that is made from avocados!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 2 Cups


  • 2 cups basil packed very tightly stems removed
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 4 medium garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup water or more if you like a thinner consistency
  • 3 tbsp + 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • In a food processor, blend all of the ingredients in a blender until you reach your desired consistency. Some people like a chunkier pesto, some like it more smooth. You can add additional water if you want a thinner pesto.
  • That's it! Making pesto at home couldn't be easier. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge until serving.