Pine Nut and Basil Guacamole

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Guacamole is typically a Mexican dish, but that doesn’t mean you can't try to make it with other global flavors. For an Italian-inspired basil guacamole recipe, top it off with toasted pine nuts and fresh herb ribbons. You can also substitute the traditional lime for lemon juice.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Pine Nut and Basil Guacamole Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted


  1. In a bowl, mash avocados until almost smooth. Stir in lime juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Let stand 10 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Adjust seasoning with additional lime juice and salt if desired. Top with fresh basil and pine nuts.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 153 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 166mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 5g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fat, 1/2 starch.