Creamy Avocado Basil Pesto

By Chef: Amanda Le
Posted: May 12, 2016


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Avocados are the best for a creamy pasta sauce – nothing compares to it! Whip up this avocado basil pesto and toss your favorite noodles in. You will love how quickly this recipe comes together. Pour this pesto over kelp noodles, or choose regular noodles or “zoodles” made with zucchini. If you do decide to use kelp noodles as pictured here, just make sure to let them “marinate” in the pesto for a few minutes to soften them up. The longer you let your kelp noodles sit in the pesto, the softer they will get. Enjoy!


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper, to taste


  • 2 packages of kelp noodles
  • 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
  1. Place kelp noodles in a colander and rinse with water.
  2. Blend all ingredients for the avocado basil pesto to a food processor or high-speed blender.
  3. Add kelp noodles to a large bowl and toss with avocado basil pesto and chopped tomatoes. Allow kelp noodles to «marinate» in the avocado basil pesto for a few minutes, this will soften up the noodles.