Cilantro Avocado Pesto

This gluten free and dairy free pesto variation works great as a sauce or a marinade for any protein of your choosing. My favorite way to eat it is with shrimp over a pasta. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

-The Gluten-Free Gal’s Guide


  • 1/2 c. Pine Nuts
  • 1/2. Medium Avocado
  • 1/2 c. Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 tsp. Minced Garlic
  • 1/4 c. Oil (olive and avocado work great!)
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Add the pine nuts and cilantro to the blender. Pulse a few times to get a coarse chop.
  2. Add the avocado, garlic, and oil to the blender. Blend until fully combined and the desired texture is achieved.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve and enjoy!
Cilantro Avocado Pesto with shrimp and Cassava Spaghetti.