Oil-Free Avocado Pesto

Oil-Free Avocado Pesto

Sometimes, if I feel lazy, I eat this simple avocado pesto several times a week.


It’s literally only three ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • lemon or lime juice
  • garlic

The other ingredients are optional but highly recommended. For me, Italian herbs are a MUST in every pasta dish.


I’m such a herb lover, I usually eat about 1-2 Tbs in one meal.

Sea salt is also optional but recommended. Every now and then I do salt-free meals if I feel a little bloated (reducing salt really helps!) but usually I add salt to regulate my low blood pressure.


Okay, and because salt does make every dish so much tastier.


Sometimes, if I feel REALLY lazy, I eat my pasta with only mashed avocado and a little sea salt.


Avocadoes are magic.


And you must be thinking I am crazy about pasta because most of the savoury recipes on my blog are pasta dishes.


To be honest, I never realized I loved pasta so much until I started this blog.




Pasta is life.


Let’s get to the recipe.


Avocado Pesto

The quickest pesto ever
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 563kcal


  • 1 avocado
  • 1.5 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove(s)
  • 1 tbsp italian herbs
  • a little sea salt

To serve

  • 200 g pasta
  • 100 g rocket
  • cherry tomatoes


  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and process them into a smooth avocado cream. Optionally, you can mash the avocado with a fork and use 1 tsp garlic powder (that's the lazy option).
  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. 
  • Drain the pasta, throw it back into the pot and combine with avocado pesto.
  • Serve in a bowl together with rocket salad, fresh tomatoes and basil. Steamed peas and dried tomatoes also go very well with this dish. Make sure to try this combo! 


Calories: 563kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 1019mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1585IU | Vitamin C: 32.1mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 3.8mg

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