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Creamy Avocado Cilantro Pesto (No Added Oil)
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Creamy Avocado Cilantro Pesto

Course Sauce, Spread, Topping
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 cup and 1/2
Author Deb Delozier | Vegelicious Kitchen


  • 1 1/2 large ripe avocados or 2 medium
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves, packed tightly, large stems removed
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 limes, juiced - about 4 1/2 - 5 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast


  • Combine avocado, cilantro leaves, pine nuts or walnuts, garlic, salt, lime juice and nutritional yeast in a food processor with the metal S blade and process until well combined and creamy - stop and scrape the side of the processor as needed  ***See Notes***
  • Serve over noodles of your choice, rice, baked potatoes, as a dip, spread, etc.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro and serve


***If you want your Avocado Cilantro Pesto super creamy and very smooth for more of a sauce consistency, blend in a high speed blender like a Vitamix***