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Keto Pesto

Easy bright and flavorful keto pesto will have your tastebuds singing of summer! The classic Italian flavors of basil and garlic in the perfect low carb summer sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian, Keto, Low Carb
Keyword: Basil Pesto, Easy Pesto, Keto Pesto, Low Carb Pesto
Servings: 14
Calories: 134kcal
Author: Explorer Momma


  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds (or pine nuts, walnuts, or preferred nut)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3/4 cup olive oil (or avocado oil)
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 cups basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • Place all ingredients but the basil, salt, and pepper in a food processor. Process on high for 30-40 seconds or until everything is evenly combined.
  • Add in the basil, salt, and pepper and continue to pulse and process until the mixture reaches the desired consistency. When the machine is off, use a spatula to push down any large pieces on the sides. Process another 20 seconds or until mixed well.


Nutrition Facts

Servings 14.0
Amount Per Serving: 2 tablespoons
Calories 134
Total Fat 14 g 
Saturated Fat 2 g 
Monounsaturated Fat 8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 4 mg 
Sodium 146 mg 
Potassium 28 mg 
Total Carbohydrate 1 g 
Dietary Fiber 0 g 
Sugars 0 g 
Protein 2 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.