Keto Pesto Konjac / Shirataki Pasta

Keto Pesto Konjac Shirataki Pasta
Keto Pesto Konjac Shirataki Pasta

I have blogged about konjac (shirataki) noodles before – they are the bomb! Made out of the konjac root, the company Eat Water in the UK has (over time) perfected a noodle-looking food that is so low in carbs, I can fool myself into thinking I am enjoying a good pasta. They are high in fibre, very filling and even look like the real thing. Available in ‘rice’, ‘noodles’, ‘penne’ and ‘fettuccine’ (< my favourite), they are indeed a godsend for those on keto / low-carb diets. I love big, bold flavours that slap me right through the face, and you simply cannot go wrong with an excellent homemade Basil Pesto. My pesto recipe is unbeatable and I highly encourage you to whip up a batch at home – you will never eat store-bought again. By all means, add a lovely portion of grilled chicken to it, just include it in your macros.

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Carbs 4.9g
(7.4%); Fat 25g (84.8%); Protein 5.2g (7.8%)
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Keto Pesto Pasta (using Konjac pasta)
A super-simple meal using konjac / shirataki 'pasta' with a few semi-roasted tomatoes and my homemade keto basil pesto..
Keto Pesto Pasta
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Rating: 5
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Course Light Meals, Main Dish
Cuisine General
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Light Meals, Main Dish
Cuisine General
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Keto Pesto Pasta
Votes: 4
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 140°C / 285°F.
  2. Spread the halved tomatoes out onto a tray, cut-side up and place into the oven for 10-12 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, remove the konjac pasta from its packaging and rinse very well under cold, running water. Do not be alarmed by the strange smell – just keep rinsing. Place the pasta into a pan of hot water and simmer on low for several minutes.
  4. Drain the pasta and stir in the Basil Pesto. Season with Pink Himalayan Salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve immediately garnished with the tomatoes.
  5. The full macro-breakdown (and allergens) can be found further down this page (keep scrolling), as well as the link to PIN THE RECIPE (for those on Pinterest).
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Macro Details per serving
7.4%      Carbs
7.8%      Protein
84.8%    Fat

Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                         264Kcal / 1105kJ
Fat                                  25g
of which saturates       4.5g
Carbohydrates             4.9g (for my US readers, these are what you refer to as net carbs. See below*)
of which sugars           2.5g
Fibre                               9.1g
Protein                           5.2g

*Note for US readers: The recipes on this site show the carbohydrates which should be counted on keto (in this case: it's 4.9g). Here in the UK, our nutritional breakdown information displays a carbohydrate count that has already had the dietary fibre subtracted (and displayed separately) - and it’s indicated this way throughout the site. In short, you need not subtract anything further.

Allergens
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Disclaimer: The nutritional analysis, macro and allergen breakdown of the recipes on this site are meticulously calculated 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 is trained in using this superior software in order to provide you accurate data. The author is not a medical professional and this website has been designed only to provide you with recipes to suit the keto lifestyle you have chosen and discussed with your GP. The macros calculations are provided as a courtesy to you based on Monya’s weighing of ingredients when creating the dishes. If Erythritol (a sugar polyol) has been used in any of the recipes, it has already been manually excluded from the final carbohydrate count for you.

 

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