Recipe Avocado Pesto

August 11, 2016

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Silver Hills Bakery

We’ve swapped the added oil and Parmesan cheese in traditional pesto for the goodness of fibre-packed avocados and vitamin-rich, nutritional yeast. This versatile and scrumptious spread is a cinch to prepare and enjoyable in a never-ending number of ways.

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  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves , packed
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp pine nuts
  • cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • to taste sea salt


  1. Add basil, avocado, garlic, pine nuts and lemon juice to a food processor and pulse for 20 seconds, or until pesto is chopped. Add nutritional yeast, 1 tablespoon water, and salt to taste and process again until completely smooth. Slowly add second tablespoon of water until pesto has desired consistency.
  2. Enjoy as a spread on sandwiches and burgers, as a dip with crudités, or toss with pasta for a quick, healthy sauce. Store in an airtight container with cling-film directly over top of mixture to prevent browning. Keep in the fridge and use within 2 days, or freeze what’s leftover for up to 3 months.

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