Avocado Mint Pesto

A very simple pesto, but loaded with robust flavors. Earthiness from mint and pistachios, a zing from lemon juice, creaminess with avocados and topping it all off with loads of parmesan. Perfect for weeknight dinners.
By Prerna Singh

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A very simple and healthy pesto but loaded with robust flavors. Earthiness from mint and pistachios, a zing from lemon juice, creaminess with avocados and topping it all off with loads of parmesan. It is my go-to dish for weeknight family dinners.

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Avocado Mint Pesto
 
A very simple pesto, but loaded with robust flavors. Earthiness from mint and pistachios, a zing from lemon juice, creaminess with avocados and topping it all off with loads of parmesan. Perfect for weeknight dinners.
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Recipe Type: Side
Ingredients
  • 2 avocados
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups mint leaves
  • ⅓ cup pistachio
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Juice of one lemon +zest
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan
Instructions
  1. Bring all ingredients together into a food processor.
  2. Blend on medium speed until form a smooth paste.
  3. Mix with your favorite variety of pasta, spread on slices of baguette or serve as a dip with chips or veggies.

 


Prerna Singh

Prerna Singh

Prerna is a food writer and photographer who contributes to sites like Menuism and WFAEeats (NPR Charlotte). With a goal of making Indian cuisine approachable, she created Indian Simmer, a blog nominated for 2011 Best Food Blogs by Saveur Magazine.

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