Avocado Oil Pesto

Earthy avocado oil blends with basil, walnuts, and lemon to create an Avocado Oil Pesto full of healthy fats and flavor.  Use it to top protein, mix into summer salads, or dress your favorite vegetables! 

Avocado Oil Pesto - low FODMAP, gluten free, grain free, dairy free

Before I share all about this fun twist on pesto, I have to share details about our weekend because we celebrated Brian’s 30th birthday!

Brian's Birthday

We hosted a get together at our new house, and had an absolute blast prepping for the party and sharing our home with friends and family.

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Friday was SUPER rainy, so we spent a good portion of the day prepping the house for the party and cuddling with Bernie and Rooney.  We were expecting Saturday to be JUST as rainy and we were totally surprised when the day actually ended up being sunny and really nice!  It was a little chilly to take our party outside, but we still had our backyard ready for entertaining, just in case 😉

Sunday we enjoyed brunch with friends, a tour of the Decorator’s Show Home, a few dog walks, and some rest after a very fun Saturday night.

Now that I’ve caught you up with my weekend, are you ready for the Avocado Oil Pesto?!

Avocado Oil Pesto - low FODMAP, gluten free, grain free, dairy free

Have you tried avocado oil yet?

I’ve tried a few different varieties and I’ll be honest in saying they are all a little different!  Some are clear in color and very neutral in flavor while some are very dark in color and have a very distinct earthy flavor.  I made this pesto with the latter, but you could honestly make it with either.

Avocado Oil Pesto - low FODMAP, gluten free, grain free, dairy free

Avocado Oil Pesto...perfect for flavoring veggies, protein, and dressing salads! Click To Tweet

This recipe is inspired by my basil walnut low FODMAP pesto, which was initially inspired by our Italian honeymoon!

Avocado oil is a great option to experiment with because it is high in heart healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (just remember that it’s good for your heart!), it may be high in antioxidants, and it could help your body absorb more of the good stuff from other nutritious foods you eat.

Avocado Oil Pesto - low FODMAP, gluten free, grain free, dairy free

The strong earthy flavor is what typically throws people when attempting to cook with this type of avocado oil, but I found that pairing it with something bright like lemon enhances the earthy taste in the best way!

I love topping fish or chicken in foil packets with this pesto, tossing veggies in it, mixing it with zoodles or brown rice,  or blending it with more lemon juice into a salad dressing.  The options are literally endless!

If you give this recipe a try, let me know and tag #trebleinthekitchen on Instagram!

Avocado Oil Pesto
 
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Earthy avocado oil blends with basil, walnuts, and lemon to create an Avocado Oil Pesto full of healthy fats and flavor. Use it to top protein, mix into summer salads, or dress your favorite vegetables!
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Recipe type: low fodmap, condiment, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, vegan
Cuisine: italian
Serves: ½ cup
Ingredients
  • 2 cups basil, washed and patted dry with a towel
  • ⅓ cup fresh chives, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • 3 Tbsp walnuts
  • 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1-2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (or to taste)
Instructions
  1. Add washed basil leaves to food processor fitted with sharp S-blade. Process until finely chopped.
  2. Add roughly chopped chives and salt to the food processor and process until finely chopped.
  3. Slowly add ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil and walnuts to the food processor and process until smooth. Add extra oil if needed to reach desired consistency.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast and process until combined.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and process until combined. Taste the pesto and add more lemon juice or salt if desired.
  6. Store in the fridge in an air tight container.
Notes
The ingredients in this pesto are considered low FODMAP based on the Monash University app, but the recipe itself has not been tested for FODMAP content.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Tbsp Calories: 85 Fat: 9 g Carbohydrates: 1 g Sugar: 0 g Sodium: 221 mg Fiber: 1 g Protein: 1 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

Avocado Oil Pesto - low FODMAP, gluten free, grain free, dairy free

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  1. Obsessed with avocado oil and obsessed with this pesto!

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