Avocado Pesto


1 large ripe avocado, pit and seed removed, chopped
½ cup fresh basil leaves
2 tbsp. unsalted raw cashews
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper
4-6 tbsp. water, as needed


Combine all ingredients, except water, in a food processor; puree until smooth.
With machine running, slowly add water to mixture until desired consistency is reached.
Serve immediately or well chilled.