When I came across the idea of a pesto guacamole on two peas & their pod last week I knew that I would have to make it and make it soon! You really cannot go wrong combining two already amazing things like pesto and avocados and with all of the fresh basil around now it was the perfect time to make it! This guacamole could not be easier to make, you simply mash the avocado and mix in your basil pesto along with some lemon juice to brighten things up and to help prevent the avocado from browning. Of course I went with my own homemade basil pesto which is also super easy to make and inside of 10 minutes I was enjoying some super tasty pesto guacamole! I polished the first batch of pesto guacamole off in a few minutes just snacking on it with tortilla chips but I already have several ideas about what I could use it in!
Both tomato and basil and tomato and avocado are fabulous combinations so I topped the pesto guacamole of with some fresh, field ripened diced tomato!
A summer-y fresh guacamole with basil pesto.
- 2 large avocados, mashed
- 1/4 cup basil pesto
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mix everything and enjoy!