Avocado, Red Pepper & Sunflower Seed Sauce


  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, torn into small pieces
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds (unsalted)
  • 1 – 2 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 ripe avocado, scooped
  • ½ red bell pepper, cut into medium-sized pieces
  • 2 TBSP fresh lemon juice • sea salt, to taste


Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Use as a sauce over steamed broccoli, whole-wheat or gluten-free pasta, or pour over spaghetti squash. You can also make this chunkier to use as a dip for raw vegetables.