04 Jul Keto Pesto – How to Make Pesto
Did you know it’s incredibly easy to make pesto at home? This Keto Pesto is packed full of fresh ingredients and can be frozen, so you can always have fresh homemade pesto on hand.
This keto pesto is so fresh and tasty! There are so many ways to use it as well. (I have pesto chicken casserole and cheesy pesto chicken soup recipes in the works BTW. Stay tuned.)
There is a little prep involved like washing and drying the basil, toasting the pine nuts and boiling the cauliflower. Oh yea, the cauliflower. Did you know that many authentic Italian recipes call for a boiled potato? It gives the recipe a nice consistency and also soaks up all those amazing flavors. I subbed a few boiled cauliflower florets, and they worked perfectly! If you really hate cauliflower, you can omit them.
One tip for this keto pesto: make a bunch and freeze it in an oversized ice cube tray! You can just pop out a cube and thaw when you’re ready for fresh homemade pesto!
Keto Pesto - How to Make Pesto
- 3 c. fresh basil leaves lightly packed, washed and dried
- 1/2 c. cauliflower florets boiled until tender and cooled
- 1/3 c. pine nuts lightly toasted (See how to toast pine nuts.)
- 3 large cloves garlic peeled
- 3/4 c. avocado oil Can sub EVOO. See notes.
- 1/2 c. freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 t. sea salt or to taste
- 1/4 t. freshly ground black pepper or to taste
- Pulse basil, pine nuts, cauliflower and garlic in a food processor until very finely minced.
- Add the parmesan cheese and pulse a few more times until combined well.
- Turn the food processor on low, and very slowly drizzle in the oil until combined. Add additional oil if necessary to reach the desired consistency.
- Stir in sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
A Note on Nutrition Facts
I am not a nutritional expert. Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is only an approximation. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any nutritional information provided for any recipe on this site. Erythitrol carbs are not included in the nutritional information as it has been shown to have a low impact on blood sugar. Those with Diabetes or other health-related issues may need to calculate net carbs differently. If you need help managing or calculating carbs, ask your doctor or dietician for guidance. Net carbs provided are the total carbs less fiber and sugar alcohols. For the most accurate nutritional information, please calculate with your own specific ingredients using a program like Carb Manager or My Fitness Pal.
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