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Avocado Mint Pesto

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  • Author: Prerna Singh


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.


  • 2 avocados
  • 34 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup pistachio
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Juice of one lemon +zest
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan


  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.
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