Keto Pesto Pasta – using 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..
Preheat the oven to 140°C / 285°F.
Spread the halved tomatoes out onto a tray, cut-side up and place into the oven for 10-12 minutes.
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.
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.
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Macro Details per serving
Nutritional Information per serving
Calories 264Kcal / 1105kJ
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
*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.
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