Keto Basil Pesto

Pesto is a delicious way to add fats and flavors to a myriad of dishes. Try this keto basil pesto on your next steak or salad!

Simple Keto Basil Pesto


You’ve probably seen pesto listed as an ingredient or addon to a dish at an Italian or European centric restaurant. I’d almost guarantee if the restaurant is a more “upscale” establishment, it’s probably listed on several dish descriptions.

But have you actually had it before? If you have, you know it’s got a unique, yet delicious flavor. If not, you’re maybe asking yourself… What the heck is it? Maybe it’s just a green sauce? Or perhaps it’s something much more delicious!

Foremost, it is a sauce that originated in Genoa, the capital city of Liguria, Italy. It traditionally consists of crushed garlic, pine nuts, coarse salt, basil leaves, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and a cheese made from sheep’s milk. In the past, they ground it with mortar and pestle.

It also has a light texture, which is the result of its traditional preparation method. It was originally ground with a mortar and pestle. The use of the pestle is also where the term pesto comes from.

Because this recipe uses the traditional age-old ingredients, the taste is amazing. Also, using fresh basil really helps to achieve the level of freshness needed in a sauce like this.

Therefore, if you’ve never had it before, you’re gonna want to try it. A good pesto is impossible to replace in the world of cooking. Use it is as a salad dressing or throw some on top of a delicious piece of steak or chicken. Throw together one of our Keto Fathead Dough and use the pesto as the sauce. It will add another layer of flavor you never knew you needed.

You should definitely give it a try. Trust me… You can’t help but love it.

Simple Keto Basil Pesto

Simple Keto Basil Pesto

Yield: 6 servings
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Pesto is a delicious way to add fats and flavors to a myriad of dishes. Try some keto basil pesto on your next steak or salad!



  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor
  2. Pulse until the ingredients are well mixed and reach the desired consistency
  3. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6
Amount Per ServingCalories 138 Total Fat 14g Carbohydrates 1g Protein 4g


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