Keto Basil Pesto
Low carb basil pesto is such an easy pesto recipe to make. The reason I say this is that is this. Ingredients, and pulse. That’s it! Here I will show you how to make a fantastic pesto recipe that you can use for pesto chicken, pesto low carb zucchini pasta or a quick low carb sauce that you can freeze and use when it is convenient.
Keto Pesto is a sauce originating in Genoa, the capital city of Liguria, Italy. Pesto sauce ingredients traditionally consist of crushed garlic, pine nuts, coarse salt, basil leaves, Parmesan cheese and pecorino Sardo (cheese made from sheep’s milk), all blended with olive oil.
An easy basil pesto recipe is a fantastic way to bring bland proteins to life or mix in with salads or use as a dip for cut-up vegetables that the kids will love. Because the sauce remains mostly covered in olive oil, the recipe will last a long time.
Recipes for basil on the ketogenic diet include tomato and mozzarella Caprese salad, cauliflower margarita pizza or even Fathead keto pizza. You can also buy basil pesto as well, just make sure you buy one that doesn’t contain any binding agents or emulsifiers. The ingredients should be very simple and include basil, garlic, pine nuts, salt and cheese of some kind.
Sauces and dips make the ketogenic diet very easy. You can keep this recipe in the fridge and pull it out for when friends come over, or if the kids want a snack and you have to beat them to the plate with your pesto recipe and some sliced carrots.
I hope this pesto recipe makes your life a little bit easier. Just remember that the best pesto recipe consists of a good quality ingredient, but also tastes great with whatever ingredients you can afford.
- 2 cups Fresh Basil Pressed into measuring cup
- 4 Garlic Cloves
- 1/3 cup pine nuts
- 2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
- Grab a food processor and put the basil, garlic, pine nuts, and parmesan cheese into it. Pulse until chunky.
- Once everything has been processed, drizzle the Olive oil in slowly whilst the food processor is still on, until it has all been added
- Add the salt and pepper, the blitz again. Serve and enjoy.