Avocado & Pine Nut Pesto

There’s nothing better than experimenting in the kitchen, I love putting on some tunes and cooking away, talk about therapy! This Avocado and Pine nut pesto is a great dip, perfect for an afternoon snack and a great way to get a serve of nuts in. 


Avocado Pine nut Pesto
  • 4 x Tablespoons pine nuts

  • 2 x Cups fresh basil leaves

  • 1 x Large avocado

  • 3 x Cloves garlic

  • ¼ x Cup lemon juice

  • 2 x Tablespoons water

  • ¼ x Cup grated parmesan

  • Salt and pepper, to season

  • 2 x Pita Bread & Pine nuts, to serve


1. Combine pine nuts, basil leaves, avocado, garlic and lemon juice in a food processor and pulse for 30 seconds or until combined. Add in water and process until smooth. 

2. Transfer pesto to a small bowl and stir in parmesan, season with salt and pepper. 

3. Lightly coat 2 x Pita Breads in olive oil and roast on an oven tray at 180 C until crisp and crunchy. Break up pita bread into bite size pieces.  

4. Serve dip with pita pieces and additional pine nuts to top the dip.  

Store in an airtight container or jar and keep in the fridge. Best used within five days.  

Makes 2 Cups