Basil Pesto

Keto Basil Pesto
Keto Basil Pesto

Homemade pesto doesn’t last very long in our home due to its versatility, dynamite flavour and the ease of which it can be thrown together. Spend two extra minutes toasting the pine kernels and lightly frying the rawness out of the chopped garlic and you will be good to go. Fresh homemade pesto is superior to anything you will buy in the store – nothing beats it. This recipe makes a small tub, approximately 4 servings.


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Basil Pesto
Deeply-flavoured homemade pesto coming in at 0g per serving. Delicious when stirred through warm shirataki noodles, or combined with cream cheese and used to stuff a chicken breast.
Keto Basil Pesto
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Course Sauces / Condiments
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 70 g olive oil
  • 30 g pine kernels
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 40 g basil leaves
  • 30 g Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • squeeze fresh lemon
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
Course Sauces / Condiments
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 70 g olive oil
  • 30 g pine kernels
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 40 g basil leaves
  • 30 g Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • squeeze fresh lemon
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
Keto Basil Pesto
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Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Take one tablespoon from the measured olive oil and add to a pan along with the pine nuts and roughly chopped garlic. Cook over a moderate heat for a minute or two until the pine nuts and garlic turn golden. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Place the basil leaves, grated Parmesan and all the remaining olive oil to a small food processor. Tip in the roasted pine nuts and garlic, as well as the oil it was fried in. Blitz until smooth, stopping halfway to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Season with freshly squeezed lemon, salt and black pepper.
Recipe Notes

The pesto can be used immediately, or it can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.

 

Macro Details per serving
2%          Carbs
6.9%      Protein
91.1%    Fat

Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                         246Kcal / 1029kJ
Fat                                  25g
of which saturates       4.3g
Carbohydrates             1.2g
of which sugars           0g
Fibre                               0g
Protein                           4.4g

Allergens
Milk

*The nutritional analysis, macro and allergen breakdown of the recipes on this site are done using the cloud-based software NUTRITICS®. NUTRITICS® is fully approved by the relevant Trading Standards organizations and is EU and FDA-compliant. The author, Monya Kilian Palmer has been fully-trained in using the software in order to provide you accurate data.

Keto Basil Pesto

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