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!
This basil pesto guacamole is so easy to make!
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!
A SPICY PERSPECTIVE says
Looks delicious, Kevin! Love the addition of pesto-yum! 🙂
Pesto and Guacamole? Why yes, please! Sounds awesome, kevin!
Glad you liked the guacamole!
Heather Christo says
this really does look delicious! I haven't been able to stop thinking about that either- gotta try it!
Cindy Cary says
I wonder if this would be even better with cilantro pesto, but this sounds great!
MAX KING says
I've been doing something similar for years as a sauce with with fettucini. It always gets raves.
Marian (Sweetopia) says
What a great combination! Perfect any time snack!
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
I definitely need to make this too! The idea of pesto in guac is just genius!
Whoa! That is a fast turnover for seeing a recipe and then making it! It's definitely on my agenda.
Oh, I have TONS of basil in my garden right now. BING!
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My daughter loves this dish
Julie @ Table for Two says
i want a whole bowl of this and my own bowl of chips haha all to myself!! 🙂 this looks awesome!!
Making it for a party tomorrow with my home-grown-made pesto! Thank you for the lovely recipe!