Healthy Recipe - Creamy Avocado Pesto

Hello there! I’m Rachel Anderson and I’m the person behind Indy Ginger, a simple blog full of recipes, wardrobe tips, book reviews, and lifestyle projects. You can check me out here! I’m currently half way through my second Whole30 and have lost about 80 pounds in the last year and a half. While I do love to workout now, I truly believe a healthy diet has been the main factor in my weight loss success. In light of all the cooking I do, I’ve been asked to share one of my favorite healthy recipes with you today! I’ve picked one that is delicious, packed with healthy fats, and is super versatile. Without further ado, here’s the recipe for my creamy pesto avocado sauce—I’ll give you a couple different ways to serve it at the end.

What you’ll need:

a food processor*

2 avocados

a splash of lemon juice

2 cloves of garlic

2 Tbsp olive oil

¼ cup pesto (homemade or store-bought)

salt and pepper

*You can use an immersion blender, blender, magic bullet, etc. as well

How to make it:

Combine all ingredients except the olive oil and the salt and pepper in your food processor. Process on high and slowly drizzle olive oil through the opening until the avocado mixture is smooth. Don’t add too much oil or your sauce will have a weird consistency.  Season with salt and pepper to taste. Use right away or store in an airtight container with plastic wrap pushed down tightly on top of the sauce. This will store okay in the fridge for a few days and you can simply scrape the brown layer off the top if that grosses you out.

How to use it:

I love to use this sauce on pasta or zucchini noodles. You can treat it as alfredo sauce and pair it with shrimp, salmon, or chicken, add broccoli or roasted red peppers, and top with parmesan cheese and more freshly ground pepper. Add the sauce to hot pasta and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

I’ve also used this with breakfast, on burgers, on a chicken breast, and I’m sure it would be a delicious dip with crusty bread! The options are endless. Creamy pesto avocado sauce is high in healthy fats because of the avocado and olive oil, is dairy free, and can be no-carb if paired with meat or zoodles. It’s perfect for people with a variety of dietary restrictions and can be served with so many different things, you’ll never get bored!

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Let me know if you find a different way to serve it—I’d love to add more ideas to my rotation. Get creative! Eating healthy does NOT mean eating boring!

Bon appetit and thanks for reading!

x Rachel