This is one tasty pudding! There’s no avocado flavor at all. Just sweet pistachio goodness. If you omit the sugar and use an alternative sweetner, this could be a very healthy dessert or snack. (gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, no-cook, vegan*)
3 large ripe avocados
1/3 cup sugar or agave nectar or raw honey or sweetener of choice that equivalent
1/2 teaspoon lemon or lime juice
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink or sea salt
1/4 cup plus + 1 TBSP cold water + water for soaking pistachios
Soak 1 cup shelled pistachios in filtered water for ~3 hours to soften them; drain and rinse.
Add to high speed blender (food processor might work) with sugar or sweetener of choice, plus 1 TBSP water
Blend on high until smooth paste forms, about 5-10+ minutes if necessary:
Note: It won’t be completely smooth, there will be small bits, but that’s ok, it tastes good!
Let paste and avocado chill in fridge overnight or at least 4-5 hours.
Cut avocados in half, scoop out all of the flesh and add to the paste with 1/4 cup water; blend on high speed until it is well incorporated and smooth. Stop blending periodically and use spatula to scrape down sides, continue blending until smooth.
Chill pudding in refrigerator for 4-5 hours before eating.
Top with additional chopped pistachios or chocolate chips
Note: Texture will be a bit thick and fluffy, like a mousse, but rich and creamy with subtle pistachio crunchies. Lemon/lime juice is undetectable; added to help prevent oxidation, which will happen anyway.