Creamy avocado pesto

Avo hummusThis is so thick and creamy and will take you a few minutes to make.

This is delicious dolloped on top of any salad, as a snack on crackers and bread or just as a dip. If you have leftover avocados this recipe is a great way to preserve them. It also makes an amazing filling sauce for courgetti (or any other pasta).

Crucial to this is to get a perfectly ripe avocado.

Ingredients:

1 really ripe avocado
1 tbsp pine nuts
a handful of basil
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup olive oil

What to do…

Lightly toast the pine nuts in a dry pan on low heat.
Meanwhile remove the skin and the stone from the avocado, roughly chop and place in a food processor with all of the other ingredients and the toasted pine nuts (reserving a few to garnish).
Blend on high speed for a few seconds until you have a smooth consistency. There may be a few lumps of pine nuts remaining but I quite like the added crunch!

Enjoy as a dip or side (with everything!)

tbc x

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