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Avocado Basil Pesto (Oil free)



1 jar(s)

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 25 g fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 30 g Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • salt, (optional)
  • 6
    Preparation 5min
  • 7
  • 8
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      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Place avocado, basil leaves, garlic, pine nuts and lemon juice in the mixing bowl 15 seconds / Speed 8 (scrape down and repeat if necessary)

  2. Add water and mix 5 seconds / Speed 8 (add more water if you like a thinner consistency)

  3. Add parmesan cheese and salt (if using) 20 seconds / Counter-clockwise operation / Speed 1


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Can be frozen for later use

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  • Tasty. I like my basil finer.

    Submitted by NanCee.60 on 28. June 2016 - 11:24.

    Tasty. I like my basil finer. Would try chopping basil (& nuts) first. i used half tablespoon lemon. 

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  • I had this with zucchini

    Submitted by Lisagreg10 on 22. February 2016 - 08:59.

    I had this with zucchini zoodles/noodles and it was beautiful! I will be having again but probably will only use one tablespoon of pinenuts next time. Highly recommended.



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  • Got lots of compliments on

    Submitted by Mich2013 on 20. December 2015 - 13:15.

    Got lots of compliments on this dip at a friends last night, really refreshing ,tasty and easy. I added a generous dob of sour cream to bulk it up and used the whole avocado but other than that followed the recipe yum

    add to the thumbs up file!! tmrc_emoticons.)

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