Gluten-free vegan pesto recipe in a glass jar with avocados and lemons on the side.

Vegan Avocado Pesto Recipe

Make your own vegan avocado pesto sauce at home with only a few simple ingredients.  This healthy, dairy-free, keto, Whole30 and vegan pesto recipe is a great way to use up any extra basil or ripe avocados you happen to have!  

Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course, Salad, sauce
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 190 kcal


  • 1 cup basil packed
  • 1 large avocado peeled and quartered
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ½ cup olive oil or avocado oil


  1. In a food processor or high-speed blender combine basil, avocado, pine nuts, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Pulse 3-4 times.
  2. Turn blender to a Medium-Low speed and slowly drizzle in olive oil until pesto is to your desired texture. (Pulse if you want your pesto to have a little more texture!)
  3. Serve avocado pesto with zucchini noodles, pasta, or in a Caprese salad and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Serving size is 2 tablespoons.

Your vegan avocado pesto recipe will last for up to 3-4 days if you refrigerate it between uses and seal it tightly with plastic wrap.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Avocado Pesto Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 121mg 5%
Potassium 155mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 3.9%
Vitamin C 5.3%
Calcium 1%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.