If you have a jar of homemade keto basil pesto in your fridge you can make any meal flavourful in an instant. It’s so easy to make your own keto pesto and it is fresh compared to the store bought options. Fresh basil is so fragrant and delicious and makes the difference when making your own compared to buying pesto from the supermarket.
It can be difficult to find a pesto in the supermarket that does not contain undesirable ingredients, like vegetable oils. Making your own pesto is so quick and easy and the end result is delicious!
We hadn’t made pesto for ages and had forgotten just how delicious it is. At 0.5g total carbs per serve it’s a great way to add flavour to meats and vegetables.
Serving suggestions for keto pesto
A spoonful over your scrambled eggs. Erika used to love tomato sauce on her scrambled eggs, but now she loves to top the eggs with basil pesto to add flavour.
Mix with mayo for a salad dressing. Store bought salad dressings without sugar and bad oils are hard to find. This dressing is very easy to make and tastes better than what you can find in the store.
Use as a sauce with grilled meats like steak, prawns or chicken.
As a dip with cheese crackers or vegetable sticks.
In our Oven-Baked Meatballs. Instead of using a store bought basil pesto, why not make your own.
Tag us on Facebook or Instagram with your keto pesto creations as we would love to see them and be inspired by you!
Check our other sauces and dips.
- Smoky Romesco Sauce
- Keto Creamy Mushroom Sauce
- Keto Satay Sauce
- Keto Blueberry Sauce
- Keto Pesto
- Keto Cheese Sauce
- Keto Guacamole
- Keto Ranch Dip
- Keto Shrimp Cocktail Sauce
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Keto Basil Pesto
Keto pesto is so quick and easy to make at home, you won't bother with the store bought option again. Great to toss through zoodles for a low carb meal.
Pulse the basil leaves, garlic and lemon zest a small food processor or blender until finely chopped
Add pine nuts and continue pulsing until finely chopped
Add olive oil and lemon juice and pulse a couple of times to combine
Stir in parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste
Makes 200mL (14 tbsp) Serving size is 2 tbsp
NOTE: THIS IS BASED ON THE INGREDIENTS WE USED, NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION MAY VARY DEPENDING ON THE INGREDIENTS USED.
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