Creamy vibrant green healthy avocado pesto in a small glass bowl on a light blueish grey surface. A few mint sprigs are sprinkled around it.

Creamy 4-Ingredient Avocado Pesto (Gluten & Dairy Free, Vegan, Paleo)

This creamy avocado pesto requires just 4 ingredients (two of which are salt and pepper!) and only 5 minutes to make. In combination with homemade gluten free pasta, it makes the perfect filling, nourishing, quick mid-week meal. It's also perfect in wraps, as a dip, on toast… or on a spoon.

NOTE: The quantities below feed 2 peckish people or 1 really hungry person.

Course Lunch or dinner, Snack
Cuisine Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 medium ripe avocado
  • 9 - 12 mint leaves (9 if the leaves are large-ish, 12 if they are smaller)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Optional add-ins:

  • 1/2 - 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • pinch of chilli flakes


  1. In a blender or food processor, blend all avocado pesto ingredients (with any optional add-ins) until smooth and creamy.

  2. Mix in with pasta, spread onto a wrap, or use as a dip – and enjoy!

  3. The avocado pesto keeps well in a closed container in the fridge for 3 - 4 days. (If you want to prepare the avocado pesto in advance, I recommend adding the lemon juice to prevent the avocado from going brown.)