Keto Pesto

Keto Pesto

Learn how to make keto pesto sauce with these recipes. The recipe below is a basic basil pesto. Make variations with Arugula Pesto, Cilantro Pesto, and No Nuts Pesto. Keep scrolling to view keto meal ideas with pesto and view Herb Butter Recipes.

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Keto Ingredients

  • 2 cups Basil Leaves*
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup Pine Nuts or chopped Walnuts (Toasting Nuts)
  • 1/3 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese (1.5 oz)
  • 1/2 tsp. Mineral Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper

Keto Cooking

Wash and dry basil leaves. Crush and chop garlic. Grate parmesan. Toast pine nuts on low heat for about 10 minutes. Click here to learn How to Toast Nuts

Mix all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Store in a closed container with plastic wrap to prevent oxidation. Refrigerate for up to 1 week. Eat it sooner rather than later!

Keto Cooking Tips

  • Freeze pesto in ice cube trays for longterm storage. Remove the cubes and store in zip bag. Each cube is a little more than 1 tablespoon.
  • Lightly toasting nuts brings out flavor and aroma while removing trace toxins. 
  • *Use 2 cups of chopped basil that has been pressed into the measuring cup.
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Keto Nutrition

Makes 16 servings
Serving Size 1 tbsp.

  • Fat 8.5g
  • Net Carbs 0g
  • Protein 1.5g
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