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, 5 Minute 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.

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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 was worried that it won't stay fresh, but then I remembered my 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 mealtime. 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 make 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.

This 5 minute pesto with avocado, basil and orange, recipe is our latest addiction, we used it as a sandwich filling, it adds tons of flavours. You can also spread on toasts and mix it in pasta too.

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5 minute Avocado, Basil and Orange Pesto, 5 minute pesto with avocado, basil and orange
Yield: 1 small jar

5 minute Avocado, Basil and Orange Pesto

5 minute Avocado, Basil and Orange Pesto

This easy and simple recipe for healthy pesto is totally vegan and features avocado, basil and orange, you'll just need less than 5 minutes to whip up!
prep time: 2 Mcook time: 2 Mtotal time: 4 M


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 5-6 tbsp. fresh basil leaves
  • 60 ml of orange juice
  • 3 tbsp. pine nuts
  • 2 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp. vegan parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast
  • Salt and black pepper


How to cook 5 minute Avocado, Basil and Orange Pesto

  1. Add everything in a food processor and process until everything is smooth.
  2. If pesto is too thick add little more orange juice.
  3. Transfer into a jar and store in a refrigerator or freeze it for later use.


Don't have pine nuts? use cashew nuts instead.
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  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!!

  12. Brilliant idea to add the orange juice to prevent oxidation! What a lovely blend of flavors, too. Your photos are beautiful!

  13. I absolutely love pesto- let alone throwing avocado in there! Then you just put the frosting on the cake with the orange juice. Yum

  14. I love pesto and citrus flavours, what a good idea!

  15. So many people swear by avocado pesto, but I have never tried it! And then with the orange added in... I'm sold!

  16. I love avocado and this pesto looks so refreshing and tempting. Would love to have it with veggie sticks.

  17. Must be so flavourful with the addition of orange. Avocado must have given a creamy texture to it. I will surely try it soon.

  18. This looks so refreshing and smooth. My son is an avocado fan and makes a mean guacamole. I must show him your pesto recipe. Adding orange juice to it to keep it going brown is a good tip.

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