• Prep 5 mins
  • Total 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Creamy avocados add a silky consistency to this herby pesto recipe. Toss it with pasta, spread it on slices of fresh French bread, or use it as a healthy spread on your sandwich.

Tip: No walnuts? Swap for hemp seeds.


  • Contains Tree Nuts

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Tree Nuts

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  • 2 cups avocado, peeled, pitted, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • ground black pepper, as desired
  • Step 1

    In the blending vessel, add all ingredients in the order listed.

  • Step 2

    Assemble the immersion blender attachment on the power base. Submerge the blender head in the vessel.

  • Step 3

    Press and hold the power button to blend for about 1 minute or until desired consistency is achieved. Use an up-and-down motion while blending. Make sure to tilt the blade away from your body and stop any time the vents of the blender head are no longer submerged.

  • Step 4

    When blending is complete, toss dressing with pasta, spread on bread, or use on your favorite sandwich.