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vegan basil avocado sauce

Vegan Basil Avocado Sauce

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Thick, creamy garlic avocado sauce with a hint of lemon. Great tossed with whole grain noodles or as a spread for sandwiches or veggie sliders.

Total time:  30 S
Servings:  5
Calories:  110


  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 medium ripe avocado halved and pitted
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice approx. half a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 2 tsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper optional
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and quartered

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: ¼ cup
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 190mg
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Protein: 2g


  1. Add ingredients to FourSide jar and secure lid.
  2. Select "Sauces" cycle.

Note: If your Blendtec doesn’t feature a Sauces/Dips/Dressings/Batters button, blend on a Medium to Medium-Low speed for 30 seconds.


You can make this in a WildSide+ jar by increasing the ingredients 1.5 or 2 times. 

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  • What is nutritional yeast?

    Dianne on

  • We’re so happy you like it!

    Blendtec on

  • Hi, Dianne,

    Nutritional Yeast is a flavor enhancer used in a lot of Vegan and Raw Food dishes because of the great nutrition it adds to your food. Here’s the information from the website of the brand that we use:

    We found ours locally at Sprouts. There is a store locator on that site, under the PRODUCTS tab.

    I hope this helps!! ;)

    staciejayne123 on

  • Leftover from the making of molasses. Tastes like Parmesan cheese.

    Daniel on

  • Thank you for the information.

    Dianne on

  • You can usually use the bigger jar instead if it calls for the four side. I only have wildside jars and use them for everything! You just can’t go the other way…if a recipe calls for the wildside, it likely won’t fit in the fourside. Hope that helps!

    Lara on

  • does this have to use the 4 sided jar or can i get away with using the 5 sided jar?

    Waseem Mohammed on

  • I just got my Blendtec and am not a cook but follow a no meat/no dairy/no oil eating program so am having to start cooking. Would I be able to take this recipe and just leave out the oil? That’s what I’ve done with most other recipes.

    Lynn on

  • You can use the WildSide+ jar, you’ll just want to increase the recipe by 1.5 or 2 times. :)

    Blendtec on

  • Do you have to use the yeast?

    Tricia Daniels Bruders on

  • Hi Lynn, congratulations on your new Blendtec! We haven’t tried this recipe without oil and would usually suggest substituting it with another oil – (flaxseed oil, avocado oil, etc.) or butter but since you’re not eating dairy or oil and you’ve had success with leaving it out of other recipes, you should probably do just that! If you try it, let us know how it turns out!

    Blendtec on

  • No, but it does add additional flavor and nutrition.

    staciejayne123 on

  • It’s meant to be room temperature but can be adjusted to fit your liking! When tossed with hot noodles, it will get warmer, obviously, which is what we did. :) Hope that helps!

    Blendtec on

  • So this is meant to be cold?

    Meli on

  • We’re so glad you enjoyed it!

    Blendtec on

  • We thought this was delicious! My husband isn’t a huge fan of lemon, so I might cut back on that a bit next time and substitute with water, even though I loved the lemon. I made homemade pasta and since we are not vegans, we topped everything with lots of grated parmigiano reggiano cheese and cracked black pepper. I used my smaller twister jar and it worked great! Yum!

    Saliandra on

  • Can I put it in the fridge overnight without the avacado sauce getting black?

    Lily on

  • Can I put it in the fridge overnight without the avacado getting black?

    Lily on

  • Yes, you can!

    Blendtec on

  • We’re so happy you enjoyed it!

    Blendtec on

  • We really enjoyed this simple and flavorful, whole food recipe.

    Joan Ramler on

  • i just did this recipe… SUCCESS.. it tasted so freaking good.. oh my god

    Adrian Joestar on

  • I have a question, what about left over does the sauce get darken ?

    Irma Lambert on

  • I made this and tossed it with zucchini noodles! So delicious!

    Kelly on

  • Lynn, you can replace the oil in most vegan sauce/cheese sauce recipes with the water from cooking pasta, if you are cooking pasta, and that usually thickens it nicely. It may have a less creamy taste, but it should be closer than just omitting the oil.

    ChloePantalones on

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