Keto Pesto Recipe

Keto Pesto Recipe – High on Flavor

Our Keto Pesto uses Rocket, Parmesan & Pine Nut Pesto packs a flavor punch to get your taste buds singing.

If Rocket and Pine Nuts don’t get your taste buds dancing, try out Rosemary and Macadamia Nut Pesto – it is the perfect accompaniment to a Roast Leg of Pork.

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We store our Pesto in an airtight glass jar, and keep it for up to 2 weeks in the fridge. Safe to say it rarely last that long, we toss steamed vegetables in it, spoon it over boiled eggs, or add a little extra Olive Oil and dress our salads with it.

This low carb keto pesto recipe makes 400g/14oz total or 20 serves. A serve is 20g/0.7oz which is equal to 1 tablespoon.

Ingredients for Making Your Keto Pesto

  • 1/3 cup of Pine Nuts
  • 1 clove of Garlic
  • 2/3 cup of Parmesan Cheese, shredded
  • 5 ounces of Arugula (Rocket) Leaves
  • 3 tablespoons of Lemon Juice
  • 2/3 cup of Olive Oil
  • ½-1 teaspoon of Salt
  • ½ teaspoon of Pepper

How To Make Keto Pesto

  1. In a non-stick frying pan over low heat, gently toast the pine nuts until golden brown. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the cooled pine nuts, garlic and parmesan cheese into your food processor and blend on a medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the rocket and lemon juice and blend for another 2 minutes.
  4. Stop the food processor and scrape down the sides using a silicon spatula.
  5. Turn back on to medium speed and slowly pour the oil in the top.
  6. Add the salt and pepper and blend for another minute.
  7. Store your pesto in an airtight glass jar.
Keto Rocket, Parmesan & Pine Nut Pesto
Keto Rocket, Parmesan & Pine Nut Pesto
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Keto Pesto - Rocket, Parmesan & Pine Nut - Easy!

It is super easy to mix up your standard Keto meals with a dash of flavor. Our Keto Rocket, Parmesan & Pine Nut Pesto packs a flavor punch to get your taste buds singing.
Course Condiments
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 serves
Calories 115 kcal
Author Gerri

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a non-stick frying pan over low heat, gently toast the pine nuts until golden brown. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the cooled pine nuts, garlic and parmesan cheese into your food processor and blend on a medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the rocket and lemon juice and blend for another 2 minutes.
  4. Stop the food processor and scrape down the sides using a silicon spatula.
  5. Turn back on to medium speed and slowly pour the oil in the top.
  6. Add the salt and pepper and blend for another minute.
  7. Store your pesto in an airtight glass jar.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Keto Pesto - Rocket, Parmesan & Pine Nut - Easy!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 184mg 8%
Potassium 52mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
Sugars 0.3g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 11%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

To make a larger batch of this Keto Pesto recipe adjust the serving amounts above.

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