Creamy Avocado Pesto Dip

Recipe posted in: Lunch/Dinner Snack
pesto dip

I dip, you dip, we dip. Who doesn’t love a delicious dip? We sure do, and this is one of our favorites. Our Creamy Avocado Pesto Dip is packed with flavor, keto-friendly and South Beach approved.

Toasted pine nuts are combined with basil, fresh garlic, fresh avocado, avocado oil, lemon juice and sea salt to make this flavor-filled dip. Packed with healthy ingredients, whip up this Creamy Avocado Pesto Dip to bring along to a party and ensure you stay on track with your weight loss goals. And trust us—it’s SO good, you’ll be the star of the party. Pair it alongside our Crispy Kale Chips for the ultimate low carb starter.

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Phase: Weight Loss Phase, Weight Maintenance Phase

Servings: 8 (2 1/2 Tbsp. = 1 serving)

Nutrition Information

  • 1 Healthy Fat

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1 large bunch basil
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 3 Tbsp. avocado
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt

Directions:

  1. Heat oven or toaster to 275°F. Spread pine nuts on a baking tray and bake until fragrant and lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Cool slightly, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the basil, garlic and pine nuts to a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped.
  3. With the food processor running, add the avocado oil in a steady stream.
  4. Add fresh avocado, lemon juice and salt. Pulse a few times to combine and serve.