Variation On A Classic Dish

Avocado Pesto

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Avocado Pesto

Avocado Pesto - So nice creamy and aromatic! Photo: Iris Lange-Fricke

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Health Score:
8,9 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
10 min.
Preparation
Calories:
112
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Avocado is rightly called superfood, because it contains plenty of powerful nutrients, including vitamin E, an antioxidant which protects the cells from free radicals, and lots of healthy unsaturated fatty acids. 

There are many ways to modify this creamy avocado pesto: instead of pine nuts, you can also use other nuts such as almonds or cashew nuts, while the basil can be easily replaced with other herbs like cilantro.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie112 kcal(5 %)
Protein3 g(3 %)
Fat10 g(9 %)
Carbohydrates3 g(2 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage2.7 g(9 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D1.7 μg(9 %)
Vitamin E2 mg(17 %)
Vitamin K7 μg(12 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin1.2 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₆0.2 mg(14 %)
Folate16 μg(5 %)
Pantothenic acid0 mg(0 %)
Biotin0.8 μg(2 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C4 mg(4 %)
Potassium338 mg(8 %)
Calcium16 mg(2 %)
Magnesium33 mg(11 %)
Iron1.1 mg(7 %)
Iodine2 μg(1 %)
Zinc0.7 mg(9 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.8 g
Uric acid2 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
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Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
2 tablespoons Pine nuts
1 ripe Avocado
1 handful fresh Basil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
salt
peppers
Red pepper flakes
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Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Immersion blender

Preparation steps

1.

Roast pine nuts in a hot dry pan for 3 minutes over medium heat.

2.

Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit and flesh, and cut into small pieces. Put it into a tall cup, mini processor, or blender

3.

Wash the basil, shake dry, and add to the avocado with the pine nuts and lemon juice. Puree finely with 3 Tablespoons water using a hand blender, or puree in chopper or blender. Season with salt, pepper and chili flakes. Serve.