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Avocado Pesto Pasta Sauce

My new Avocado Pesto Pasta Sauce is a creamy dream that is a match made in heaven for your favorite pasta. It is super easy to make, ultimately delicious, vegan, gluten free, and simply a must make! Works also as a salad dressing.

Avocado Pesto Pasta Sauce in a closed jar.

Now we are right in the middle of my favorite time of the year. It’s sunny, it’s warm, and just so super pleasant. What more do we really need?

OK, we need some food, that’s true. But that is not a big deal because that’s what I’m here for. And I have seriously one of the most yummy dairy free pasta sauce recipes for you guys today.

But before we get to that, I wonder what you are all up to this summer.

What are your summer plans? And how do you handle your food craving this time?

Open Avocado Pesto Pasta Sauce with uncooked pasta a fresh basil in the background.

Somehow in summer I crave big bowls of pasta like my Roasted Garlic Sun Dried Tomato Pasta. That one is seriously good and addicting. Or beautiful and colorful salads like this Quinoa Taco Salad [vegan, gf].

But we are getting back to pasta now. Take a look at the pictures of my new Avocado Pesto Pasta Sauce. Can you believe this plant based sauce is made from only 4 ingredients?

You might think I’m joking, but it’s real and there for you.

Maybe it’s not just something for pasta. What about some chips and veggie sticks? See, there are countless options and your are only one step away from making it.

Golden spoon in the Avocado Pesto Pasta Sauce jar.

The really best thing about this recipe is that it is so incredibly easy to make. I bet you guys must be thinking I’m trying to kid you. But trust me, I don’t make any jokes here.

Can you imagine you can use a simple blender or food processor to make this? No high speed or fancy gadget is required here. Big plus for everyone.

I hope your mouth is already watering. Let’s fill up our plates with pasta and waiting for this Avocado Pesto Pasta Sauce.

It is full of healthy fats from avocado and cashew butter, full of delicious flavors, super easy, exciting, versatile, delicious on it’s own, no need for anything else.

Avocado Pesto Pasta Sauce with Tagliatelle

Ok, let’s do this now. As I mentioned, all you need is a blender or a food processor.

Add all the ingredients (avocado, cashew butter, garlic, lemon juice, water) to its bowl and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Yes, that’s all.

Isn’t it easy? This is a pasta sauce, alright, so I would say let’s start with some pasta. That’s always a winner and we can take it from there to enjoy it even more.

Because I think this makes also an amazing spread for sandwiches or wraps. Or as an appetizer on some portobello mushrooms. Or put on some tofu or tempeh and marinate.

So many fun options!

A bowl of pasta mixed with the Avocado Pesto Sauce garnished with sun-dried tomatoes and toasted pine nuts.

Go out and enjoy your summer adventures with this Avocado Pesto Pasta Sauce

Oh, yes I could tell you that avocados are magic high in fiber and help in lowering bad cholesterol. So they are good for you with the healthy fats. Yup, not all fat is bad.

So you know that this sauce is not only so simple but totally healthy. And when you will try this you will find out it’s delicious. Double winner on all fronts.

But let’s get back to summer, my favorite season. Hello fellow summer lovers!

Closeup on the toasted pine nuts on top.

Are you guys also always dreaming of summer when it’s not the season? I do that often, especially on a cold and foggy winter day.

Even when I’m missing summer, somehow the thought of it keeps me warm.

I can’t get enough thinking about beautiful beaches, warm summer chill out nights, potlucks, hang out with friends, and so much more.

A large bowl of Avocado Pesto Pasta with a black and golden spoon.

It’s time to get out and enjoy the beauty of summer. If you need some more amazing ideas, you will find some here “101 Fun Things to Do With Kids This Summer“.

And of course it’s not only for families with kids. You can do that with your sweetheart, friends or just for yourself.

Collage of two pictures of the Avocado Pesto Pasta Sauce with recipe title text.

If you try my Avocado Pesto Pasta Sauce, let me know how you like it. As always give me a tag on Facebook or Instagram, snap a picture so I can see and enjoy your delicious remakes.

Happy summer and amazing adventures, Florian.

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Avocado Pesto Pasta Sauce

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

My new Avocado Pesto Pasta Sauce is a creamy dream that is a match made in heaven for your favorite pasta. It is super easy to make, ultimately delicious, vegan, gluten free, and simply a must make! Works also as a salad dressing.


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/3 cup cashew butter
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt, pepper to taste


  1. Add avocado, cashew butter, garlic, lemon juice, water to its bowl and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 0.5 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2.2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11.9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 496mgCarbohydrates: 9.9gFiber: 7.2gSugar: 0.6gProtein: 2.1g

Mel Fox

Friday 23rd of December 2022

Hi Could I freeze the sauce as I like to batch cook.


Friday 23rd of December 2022

Hi Mel! I think this might work. You can freeze for individual portions in ice trays or larger quantifies in containers. Hope that helps. Let me know what you think.


Tuesday 26th of June 2018

If we don’t have cashew butter, would almond butter work?


Tuesday 26th of June 2018

Hi Sara! Almond butter will work, delicious!


Sunday 11th of February 2018

This was a great recipe and easy. I didn't have cashew butter but I soaked some cashews and blended them, worked great. I would say use 3 clove of garlic instead of 4 because it was a bit strong. Thank you for thos recipe.


Sunday 11th of February 2018

Hi April! Thanks for your great feedback! Glad it was a hit!

Dave Lawson

Saturday 21st of October 2017

SO hard to scroll down to recipes, which I have to say are great. I hate waiting for all the ads to load!!

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