Pesto Guacamole

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Serve this simple Pesto Guacamole with tortilla chips, crackers bread, veggies, or use as a sandwich spread! It’s guac-a-licious! 

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What do you do when your basil plants take over your garden box? You make pesto. In fact, you make lots of pesto. Our freezer is stocked with pesto. I’ve also made a few batches of Easy Marinara Sauce to tackle our basil. Every time I look out our kitchen window, our basil looks the same. It looks like I haven’t even touched it. I think our basil is playing games on me. I think it grows back as soon as I cut it. I can’t keep up!

I made another batch of pesto and decided to find a new use for it, Pesto Guacamole. I love pesto, I love guacamole, so why not put them together?

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When I told Josh my idea to make Pesto Guacamole, he was on board from the get go. Sometimes he thinks my recipe ideas are a little crazy, but he was excited about this one. And for the record, he almost always loves my “crazy” recipes after he tastes them. He just has a hard time thinking outside of the box. Good thing he has me:)

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I picked a large bouquet of basil and made pesto. I used the same basil pesto recipe I used for our Zucchini Noodles with Pesto. It’s simple and classic. You can also use our nut-free Spinach Basil Pesto Recipe. It’s a winner. If your basil plants aren’t growing like weeds like ours, you can always use store bought basil. Or you can help yourself to our basil. We are happy to share:)

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Once you’ve got your pesto ready, all you have to do is mash up some avocados and stir in the pesto. I also like to add a little fresh lemon juice to keep the avocados from browning.

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We served our Pesto Guacamole with tortilla chips, the obvious, but it would also be good with crackers, bread, or cut up veggies. And next time I make it, there will be a next time, I am going to use it as a spread on a veggie sandwich. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

I have to thank our basil for making me create this Pesto Guacamole. It’s a new favorite at our house. If you need an easy appetizer for your Labor Day party, make Pesto Guacamole. You know you want to try it! And football season is here, so make a big batch of Pesto Guacamole for game day!

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Pesto Guacamole

Guacamole gets a makeover with basil pesto added to the mix! This guacamole is so good!
5 from 2 votes


  • 4 medium avocados halved, seeded, and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • Place the scooped avocado pulp into a medium bowl. Mash with a fork. Stir in the basil pesto and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve with chips, crackers, bread, or veggies.
  • Note-we like to use our Spinach Basil Pesto or Basil Pesto recipe. You can use store bought pesto if you are in a pinch!

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  1. Ciao!

    We absolutely love your Pesto Guacamole recipe idea above – have you ever thought of using our Sacla’ range?

    We could love to share this on our digital channels and website – do let us know and we’ll make sure your website is advertised accordingly.

    Grazie mille,
    Sacla’ UK

  2. Brilliant!! This looks amazing 🙂 My husband and I have experimented with parmesan in our guac but never the entire pesto! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love that you’re always coming up with fun changes to guacamole! Looks so good! You can never go wrong with guac in my book!

  4. Yup… I’m on board with this. Pass me some chips and a margarita and I’m a happy man.

  5. You are amazing! I love your blog. You combined my two favorite foods in this recipe. I never would have thought to put them together! Can’t wait to make this!

  6. I wish I had monster basil plants like that! Funny enough I don’t think I have ever heard of basil pesto guacamole- your brilliant Maria!

  7. You are a genius! And I think you are on to something with your ‘crazy’ recipes, because they are all incredibly delicious! 🙂

  8. What a great idea! Love this spin on guacamole….This would be perfect with a margarita for the start of football season!

  9. This is brilliant! What a great idea for guacamole. I bet the pesto imparts perfectly summery flavors! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Oh my gosh — two of my absolute favorites combined?!? BRILLIANT! I am totally going to try this over the weekend! 🙂

  11. What a great idea. I am not sure I would have thought of mixing basil with avocados, but it sounds fabulous!

  12. Maria,
    What a terrific idea–my basil is going bonkers too (I keep taking bouquets of it in to work where folks are happy to take it off my hands, and eventually I’ll get mine all put up). I love the idea of combining pesto with avocado–great thinking!

  13. Great idea! And I’m so excited about spreading it on a sandwich! I’ll definitely be trying this soon! Thanks!

  14. Pesto guacamole?! You are a genius! My basil plant is blooming right now and I have 4 avocados to use up!