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Smooth Pesto Guacamole

Embrace the flavours of Italy with this smooth pesto guacamole, combined with silky crème fraîche.
Prep 20 Minutes
Total Time 1 Hours 20 Minutes
Servings 6
Spice Level Mild
Ingredients 6

Ingredient List

  • 3 ripe avocados, peeled, stones removed and flesh chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 100g pesto sauce, fresh or from a jar
  • 80g crème fraîche
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • Few fresh basil leaves, to garnish


  1. Place the avocado, lemon juice, pesto sauce and crème fraiche in a food processor and pulse until very smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Transfer to a serving bowl and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, if you like.
  2. Cover the surface closely with cling film and refrigerate for 1 hour to allow the flavours to blend. Scatter over the pine nuts, garnish with the basil leaves and serve.

Expert Tips

  • Swap the basil pesto for sun-dried tomato, red pepper or chilli pesto, if you like.
  • For an extra vibrant colour and even more flavour, stir in a handful of shredded fresh basil leaves just before serving.
  • Don’t just dip! Spread this ultra smooth guac onto slices of toasted or char-grilled gluten-free sourdough bread. Top with roasted cherry tomatoes and Parmesan cheese shavings.
  • Cooking Vegetarian? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is vegetarian. Products and ingredient sources can change.
  • Cooking Gluten Free? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.