Creamy Avocado and Basil Sauce

This Creamy Avocado and Basil Sauce is not only delicious, it is easy-peasy!

Creamy Avocado and Basil Sauce

Our basil is growing like crazy so I’ve been trying to think of different ways to use it.

Creamy Avocado and Basil Sauce

I trimmed about 12 leaves from the plants and then looked around my kitchen for ideas.

Creamy Avocado and Basil Sauce

I found a couple of avocados, a lemon, and Greek yogurt.

Creamy Avocado and Basil Sauce

What you’ll need: 6 oz Greek Yogurt, 1 avocado, 1 lemon, 10-12 basil leaves, and a food processor.

Put the Greek yogurt and basil into the food processor and combine.

Creamy Avocado and Basil Sauce

Creamy Avocado and Basil Sauce

Slice the avocado:

Creamy Avocado and Basil Sauce

To remove the seed, whack the seed with your knife like this:

Creamy Avocado and Basil Sauce

Carefully twist and remove the seed.

Creamy Avocado and Basil Sauce

Pinch where the seed and knife meet and the seed will come right off.

Add the avocado to the basil and yogurt mixture and combine.

Creamy Avocado and Basil Sauce

Look how thick and creamy this is!

Creamy Avocado and Basil Sauce

Zest the lemon:

Creamy Avocado and Basil Sauce

And then add the juice:

Creamy Avocado and Basil Sauce

The upside-down microplane will catch the seeds for you.

I didn’t make that up, I saw it on Pinterest one day.

Last but not least, add salt and pepper to taste.

Creamy Avocado and Basil Sauce

I had to taste & add several times until I had it just the way I wanted it.

Don’t be afraid to use the Taste & Add Method. It is the best way to make sure your recipe tastes the way you want it to taste.

Scoop the creamy goodness into a bowl:

Creamy Avocado and Basil Sauce

And you’re ready to serve!

Creamy Avocado and Basil Sauce

This Creamy Avocado and Basil Sauce is extremely versatile.

I put it on pan sautéed salmon last night and it was amazing!

Creamy Avocado and Basil Sauce

It would be fantastic with fish, shrimp, chicken, as a pasta sauce, in egg/chicken salad, as a sandwich spread, or used as a salad dressing.

If you want to thin it out, add more lemon juice.

Creamy Avocado and Basil Sauce

If you want it thicker, add another avocado. There are so many possibilities!

Just have fun with it and make it yours.

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