Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Avocado, Basil and Orange Pesto

Healthy and easy to prepare Pesto-this recipe uses avocado, basil and orange juice to make the most delicious and vegan pesto!

Raise your hand if you would love a recipe which is super duper easy to prepare and very healthy and can be made with simple ingredients, here it is, Avocado, Basil and Orange Pesto and I can vouch for it. This recipe is delicious and combines flavours in a way that knocks your socks off.

This vegan, healthy and delicious pesto recipe of mine has a twist,  my best-kept secret, have you noticed? you are right yes, this creamy avocado and basil pesto is blended with pure orange juice. Everything paired so well, It is so refreshing and a light recipe for summer days.

More Pesto Recipes-> Vegan kale Pesto | Hemp Seeds, Basil and Corainder Pesto | Parsley Walnut Pesto | Avocado pesto

Not only orange juice provides a refreshing citrusy flavour to this pesto but keeps avocados from turning brown because the citric acid from the orange juice slows down the oxidation. I wanted to prepare this pesto recipe for my daughter to take with her but was worried that it won't  stay fresh, but she suggested me to look at my recipe Avocado Dill Cream which I prepared with Orange Juice.

Healthy and easy to prepare Pesto-this recipe uses avocado, basil and orange juice to make the most delicious and vegan pesto!

We love to binge on Avocados, whatever the weather or any meal time. Avocado is an all rounder ingredient that you can.almost whip up anything with it.  During cooler days Warm Stuffed Avocado or Avocado and Fenugreek Paratha makes an excellent lunch when we crave for something hot and tasty. Healthy and refreshing Avocado salads are always a hit in my house such as Avocado, Black Beans and Tortilla Salad , Avocado and Strawberry salad with Honey Vinaigrette  and Sprouted Mung Beans, Sorghum, Avocado and spinach salad with Green Chutney dressing.

More Avocado Recipes-> Pistachio, Avocado Butter Toast with Roasted Mushroom and Tomato | Cinnamon Buckwheat Porridge with Avocado and Berries | Guacamole 

This pesto recipe is our latest addiction, we used it as a sandwich filling, it adds a tons of flavours. You can also spread on toasts and mix it in pasta too, it's just finger licking good.

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Avocado, Basil and Orange Pesto
This easy and simple recipe for healthy pesto is totally vegan and features avocado, basil and orange, so easy to whip up!
  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 5-6 tbsp. Fresh basil leaves
  • 60 ml Orange juice
  • 3 tbsp. Pine Nuts
  • 2 Garlic Clove
  • 2 tbsp. Vegan Parmesan cheese or Nutritional Yeast
  • per taste Salt and black pepper
Add everything in a food processor and process until everything is smooth.If pesto is too thick add little more orange juice.Transfer into a jar and store in a refrigerator or freeze it for later use.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 small jar

Healthy and easy to prepare Pesto-this recipe uses avocado, basil and orange juice to make the most delicious and vegan pesto!


  1. I love binging on avocados! Those ingredients combo looks absolutely fascinating together! I love the tip with the orange juice from keeping the avocados brown!! :D

  2. I love avocados on any recipes!This combo looks so healthy and delicious!

  3. What a lovely recipe and I love this backdrop in your photos.

  4. This sounds like its going to be delicious! - VA for Denise Wright

  5. There's really nothing I love more in life than pesto and I'm obsessed with the fact that this has both avocado and orange involved!


  6. I'm raising my hands way up too for easy and healthy recipes, keep them coming :) This sounds so lovely as spread for toasts and sandwiches, yum!

  7. I love pesto...LOVE! And this idea of adding orange to it is completely intriguing me! Can't wait to give it a try!!

  8. I like how you shared your inspiration behind the recipe! It's always nice to read about where bloggers get ideas for their recipes and blog posts.

  9. I love experimenting with new kinds of pesto, and absolutely love that this has avocado in it!

  10. Wow! I absolutely love that color. I never thought to add orange to pesto before. Sounds incredible.

  11. Gorgeous coloring!! Loving the additions to this pesto!!


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