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Avocado and Basil Pesto(Keto Friendly)

I was trying to make some pesto, but for some reason the basil wasn’t as basil..y as I expected it to be. I tweaked it a bit by adding some avocado, lemon, and smoked paprika and this delicious concoction happened! Use it as a dip, spread, or sauce on your favorite veggies or proteins. Enjoy!!!❤❤❤

Keto Friendly

Avocado and Basil Pesto
Total Time
10 mins
 
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Servings: 2 cups
Author: WhollyCupcake
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 2 avocados
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • lemon juice from one lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a food processor add the basil, walnuts, garlic, avocados, lemon juice, and seasonings. Pulse until creamy.

  2. With food processor on high, slowly drizzle in the olive oil, scraping sides of bowl as needed.

  3. Adjust the seasoning as needed. Store  pesto in jars or airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Since this pesto is made with avocados, slight darkening might occur on top layer. It's completely edible, but if color bothers you gently scrape off top layer and discard.

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munchmealsbyjanet1
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This looks so yummy! Love the smoked paprika 🙂

chefkreso
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Awesome combo of avocado and basil 🙂

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