Bacon Avocado Pesto is the Besto


by 365daysofbacon

Bacon Avocado Pesto

Bacon Avocado Pesto


All your dreams just came true.

You can stop crying now.

This has got to be one of the most amazingly delicious recipes I’ve ever made. Which is saying a lot, cuz … it’s just what I do here.  😉

I am hereby taking an oath to never, ever, never-never go back to making regular pesto again.

I am in love with avocado pesto.

It’s the creamiest, most delectable, somehow-both-light-and-satisfying pesto you’ll ever eat. It stretches a little farther than regular pesto, volume-wise, without sacrificing flavor. In fact, I think the avocado is a good base tone for enhancing the flavor. It’s like eating pesto-flavored clouds.

I could go on, but then you’d be reading, not making.

Go forth! Make pesto!





  • 4 avocados
  • 2 bunches fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup nuts (I used walnuts)
  • 3+ tbsp olive oil or bacon grease
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4+ fresh garlic cloves
  • 3+ tbsp water, to thin out
  • salt & pepper, to taste


  1. Pulse nuts in food processor.
  2. Pulse in garlic, avocado, basil, lemon juice.
  3. Blend in oil/bacon grease.
  4. Blend in water to desired thinness — but know you are lessening the flavor in proportion to the water you add.  😉
  5. Add salt & pepper, to taste.


11 thoughts on “Bacon Avocado Pesto is the Besto

  1. do you have the nutritional content?

  2. Awesome! When you decide to stop bacon blogging, don’t remove the site! I haven’t gotten all these bacon recipes I want to try copied off yet!

  3. What do you serve this with or on?

    • id say serve with a spoon 😉

      it dollops well on marinara or alfredo sauces, or as it’s own sauce on pizzas, (zucchini) noodles, veggies, chicken, fish, eggs. or in spinach/artichoke dip. or blended with butter to make pesto butter. or on lettuce wraps. i could totally keep going but… hope that helps!

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  5. Kat says:

    And me with a basil plant taking over the porch…This sounds delicious!

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