Pesto is a luscious sauce made using basil leaves, nuts, garlic, olive oil, even cheese and it is served as a sauce with Pasta. Pesto originated in Italy and its name is derived from the word ‘pesta’ which translates as ‘to pound’ or ‘to crush’. And rightfully so, Pesto turns out to be a juicy, crushed sauce that tastes superb with Pasta. Pesto is usually prepared in a marble mortar but owing to the restriction of time, these days, we all tend to prepare it in a blender! Still, its flavour and texture remain as it is. As I like including healthy ingredients for making various recipes, I didn’t have to think twice when I brainstormed to use Avocado for making Pesto. I made Avocado Pesto using basic ingredients of Pesto such as fresh basil, walnuts, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, salt and black pepper.
Although Basil Walnut Pesto is one of most used Pesto, Avocado Pesto made me realize that any recipe can be made healthy by using ingredients wisely and with a little thought. Avocado is full of potassium and fiber, they even reduce cholesterol levels. Moreover, avocado even helps in reduction of weight. Therefore, you could relish Avocado Pesto with your choice of Pasta without any guilt! You can also use this pesto to slather your grilled vegetable sandwiches or as a pizza topping. Plus as it is pretty simple to make, Avocado Pesto could be made whenever you are free and can be stored whenever you want! Using my super easy recipe, mix up Avocado Pesto soon and I bet you would feel happy for making this healthy accompaniment for sure!
Avocado Pesto is a nutritious variation of Pesto which is made using avocado and basic ingredients used while making Pesto. Do try it soon!
- 2 Avocado
- 2 cups Fresh basil
- 1.4 cup Walnuts
- 5-6 cloves Garlic
- 1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp Freshly cracked black pepper
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese Grated
- Add all the ingredients in a blender.
- Blend to make a smooth pesto.
- Store in a glass jar for up to a week in refrigerator.
- Use as required.