Citrus Avocado Pesto


Works as a wonderful vegetable dip for chips, crackers, bread, or crudité.

3 medium, very ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, and chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
1 teaspoon sea salt

  1. Combine the avocados, lemon juice, orange juice, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, and salt in a blender and blend until smooth.

  2. Store in a glass container with plastic wrap pressed closely to the top of the pesto to prevent browning.

Yield: 2 Cups

Reprinted from: The Great American Detox Diet: 8 Weeks to Weight Loss and Well-Being by Alex Jamieson. (June 2005; $23.95US/$35.95CAN; 1-59486-231-1) Copyright © Alexandra Jamieson. Permission granted by Rodale, Inc., Emmaus, PA 18098. Available wherever books are sold or directly from the publisher by calling (800) 848-4735 or visit their website at