The Best Vegan Avocado Pesto Sauce

Give me all the pesto sauce.  

(Yes - that is my opener for today's blog post, by the way).

If you're like me, then you enjoy a good pesto. You know that it's great on thick wholesome bread, pasta, sliced juicy tomatoes, healthy wraps... But like I said, you already know that. You're a pesto lover, too. You wouldn't be here if you weren't. Am I right? 

Loving pesto was all fun and games until I went dairy-free and found out some devastating news: pesto is NOT vegan. OMG BUT WHYYY!? *insert slouching girl emoji*

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I didn't pout for too long. I instantly began searching for dairy-free pesto recipes, but honestly they all seemed a little tedious for me (I'm extremely lazy about stuff like this). Until I came across a creamy avocado sauce that I knew I could modify into a pesto sauce. 

And that is what I am presenting to you today, dear pals!

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This is the easiest (and best! hehe) homemade vegan pesto around. It's creamy, rich, easy as pie, fully raw, nutrient dense, and exactly what you need for pasta night. I hope you guys will give it a shot!

Thanks for reading & happy Friday! xoxo, cort

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The Best Vegan Avocado Pesto Sauce
Ingredients
  • 2 medium avocados, pitted
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • to taste, salt and pepper
Instructions
1. Combine all ingredients into a food processor. Process until smooth. If the sauce is too thick you can add more olive oil. Add salt and pepper as desired. *This recipe can be halved!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 - 16 ounce jar