Avocado Rocket Pesto

This recipe is gluten free, vegan and oil-free.

About This Recipe

A little twist on regular pesto that packs a spicy rocket punch and creaminess from avocado. 


This is another versatile recipe that can be used in many dishes. 


For a more traditional meal, mix the pesto through fresh pasta and peas (there always needs to be peas with pesto, in my humble opinion). 


To get a little more creative, make a green Buddha bowl with a base of rice or quinoa; some spiralised or ribboned vegetables (such as zucchini); green leaves (like extra rocket or baby spinach); a sprinkling of nuts and seeds and a big scoop of pesto in the middle. YUM!

How To Make This Recipe

Avocado and Rocket Pesto

You Will Need:

  • 1 cup rocket

  • 1 cup basil leaves

  • Juice 1/2 lemon or lime

  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 ripe avocado

  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts *

  • 1/4 cup vegetable stock or water

    * to toast the pine nuts simply heat a fry pan over medium heat and dry roast for 5 - 10 minutes, stirring often, until just golden

How To:

  • Add rocket and basil leaves to a food processor and process a couple of minutes until the leaves are finely chopped and starting to break down

  • Add all remaining ingredients and process until smooth

  • Thin sauce out with more water or stock if desired

  • Stir through fresh pasta, spread on toast, toss through roast vegetables for an easy side dish or serve with rice and zucchini ribbons as pictured above

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