Avocado Pesto Without A Blender (Vegan + GF)

Avocado Pesto Without A Blender (Vegan + GF)

This Avocado Pesto is easily made from scratch without even using a blender!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword vegan avocado pasta, vegan avocado pesto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 191kcal
Author Rhian Williams


  • 2 portions pasta of choice (gluten-free if necessary)
  • Two handfuls green peas (fresh or frozen)
  • Greens of choice e.g. broccoli, spinach, kale

For the pesto:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • Handful of fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • Salt + pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts

To serve (optional):

  • Red peppers
  • Purple cabbage
  • Radishes
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Chickpeas


  • Boil the pasta according to instructions on the packet (add the peas and other greens too, so you can cook them with the pasta and save energy/time/washing up)
  • Meanwhile, scoop avocado flesh out of the skins into a bowl and mash with a fork until a smooth paste forms (the riper they are the easier this will be)
  • Add the lemon juice, basil, salt + pepper and nutritional yeast, and mix well
  • Drain the pasta and peas once cooked and take off the heat
  • Add the avocado pesto, to the pan and mix well
  • Serve up and scatter over the pine nuts and fresh salad and chickpeas if you like


Calories: 191kcal