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Avocado Spinach Pesto

Easy avocado spinach pesto is a great way to get extra veggies into any meal. Delicious, quick to make, and a versatile recipe for pesto that can be enjoyed in so many ways!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: avocado pesto, healthy pesto, spinach pesto
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 164kcal


  • 3 cups loosely packed spinach or use some fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped or sliver almonds you can use pinenuts or walnuts
  • 2 cloves garlic or to taste
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons water, if needed.


  • In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients except water. Blend on high speed until a pesto paste forms.
  • Scrape down the sides of the blender or food processor and blend again until desired consistency is achieved and all ingredients is incorporated. If your pesto is too dry, add a tablespoon of water at a time and blend again until the consistency is just right.
  • Taste. Adjust flavors as needed by adding extra garlic, salat or lemon juice. Blend again.
  • Add to pasta, on a pizza or however you want to enjoy it. Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for 4-6 days or in freezer for months to come.


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 427mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2255IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 1mg