Vegan Avocado and Zucchini Hemp Pesto

by Victoria
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This avocado zucchini pesto will definitely brighten up your dishes weather vegan or not. Pesto is such a versatile italian sauce,which is commonly used for pastas, pizzas, salads and as a bread spread.

I love making avocado pesto, because creamy avocados are a great source of potassium and omega 3. This pesto is oil free ( oil is actually not a whole food, because the oil is pressed out of seeds and nuts therefore it is unnaturally concentrated.

But this post is not meant to advocate is oil healthy or not. I just want to give you an amazing avocado-based pesto , which is packed with fresh herbs and even a zucchini.

This pesto is creamy, flavorful, with a bit of crunch. Perfect for eating fresh. I personally love eating pesto with gluten-free buckwheat pasta. It is quick and easy vegan lunch, which provides a lot of energy until dinner!

Avocado and zucchini combination is the pesto is not just delicious, but also very practical. The zucchini ads a lot of volume to it, so basically without zucchini to get the same amount of pesto you would need a second avocado.

Zucchini makes pesto even more substantial and keeps you full longer. Also it is a great option for kids to hide more greens in the sauce. That trick has worked for my picky son.

Vegan Avocado and Zucchini Hemp Pesto

Course Spreads and Sauces

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large avocado
  • 1/2 large or one small zuсchini
  • A bunch of fresh parsley or basil (leaves only)
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts (optional)
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Place in a food processor or a blender all the ingredients , add a splash of water
  • Blend until the hemp seeds are small enough, but still seen. Pesto is all about texture, it is better not to blend it so well like in a smoothie
  • Keep the pesto in the fridge for 2 days maximum, best to eat fresh.

Enjoy my pesto recipe and let me know in the comments where you usually add your pesto!

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