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Homemade Keto Pesto

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Have you wondered if you Can you have pesto on keto diet? This homemade Keto Pesto recipe is Keto friendly and absolutely delicious.
I have been asked this question, again and again. Can you have pesto on keto diet?

Can you have pesto on keto diet?

Yes! This easy Keto recipe is absolutely delicious and tastes good on a Keto pizza or Keto chicken recipe. See the recipe here.

Pesto is one of the kind of of recipes that I like because there are so many great ways to eat them. 

If you doing menu planning for the week, you can make up a larger batch of low carb pesto and use it for multiple recipes.

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Homemade Pesto

Makes 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 c. Fresh basil leaves
  • ½ c. Parmesan cheese
  • ½ c. Sunflower oil
  • ⅓ c. Pine nuts
  • 3 Cloves of garlic minced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
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03/11/2024 09:42 am GMT

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How do you make fresh pesto?

Basil being turned into pesto

Place 2 cups of fresh basil leaves into the bottom of a food processor. Pack them down so that there is plenty of room for the rest of the ingredients.

basil and Pine nut being turned into pesto


Add ⅓ c. of pine nuts.

Garlic being turned into pesto


Place 3 cloves of minced garlic in the processor.

cheese being added to pesto recipe


Sprinkle in ½ cup of Parmesan cheese.

ingredients for pesto in food processor

Top the cheese with salt and pepper to taste.

ingredients for pesto


Pour in ½ cup of sunflower oil.
Place the lid on the food processor, and blend for 3-5 minutes until you get the consistency you desire for your pesto. If your pesto seems too dry, you can add a bit more sunflower oil to the mixture. Use immediately.

Food processor filled with blended pesto
How long does homemade pesto last?

I always turn my homemade pesto into a recipe and use it immediately, but you can also place the pesto into an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for up to a week, or the freezer for 3-4 weeks.

What do you put pesto on?

You can use your pesto as sauce on Cauliflower pizza, over chicken or over zoodles. There are so many great ways to eat pesto. It is a delicious option in the Keto diet.

Keto pesto in a jar

Homemade Keto Pesto

Keto pesto in a jar

Makes 6 Servings

  • 2 c. Fresh basil leaves
  • ½ c. Parmesan cheese
  • ½ c. Sunflower oil
  • ⅓ c. Pine nuts
  • 3 Cloves of garlic minced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Place 2 cups of fresh basil leaves into the bottom of a food processor. Pack them down so that there is plenty of room for the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Add ⅓ c. of pine nuts.
  3. Place 3 cloves of minced garlic in the processor.
  4. Sprinkle in ½ cup of Parmesan cheese.
  5. Top the cheese with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Pour in ½ cup of sunflower oil.
  7. Place the lid on the food processor, and blend for 3-5 minutes until you get the consistency you desire for your pesto. If your pesto seems too dry, you can add a bit more sunflower oil to the mixture.
  8. Use immediately. 

You can also place the pesto into an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for up to a week, or the freezer for 3-4 weeks.

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