Is pesto keto? You bet it is! Keto Spinach Pesto is the perfect keto condiment to give your keto recipes a boost of delicious flavor! This spinach pesto is packed with flavor using spinach, fresh basil and parsley, roasted red peppers, garlic, walnuts, butter, and Parmesan cheese.
Is Pesto Keto?
Yes! Pesto is definitely keto friendly.
While there are several varieties of pesto and you still need to check the ingredients list and carb count on each one, most pesto will be keto-friendly.
This keto spinach pesto recipe is 1 gram of carbohydrates in one serving, so it won’t bring up your carb count too quickly as long as you’re not eating the whole batch!
Spinach pesto is my favorite pesto for two reasons.
Spinach is WAY cheaper than basil! While I always prefer to have a garden and grow my own produce, I’ve never lived anywhere where I could have a cheap supply of fresh basil year round.
Since spinach is a much milder flavor than basil, my kids often prefer this version to the basil-heavy version. And they don’t know they’re getting more nutrient-dense spinach, too!
The great thing about this recipe is that if you’re allergic to basil or if you’d like to omit the basil altogether, that’s totally fine! There’s plenty of flavor still with the roasted red pepper, garlic, and parsley.
Pesto is hard to mess up. It really doesn’t require any fancy equipment. I use my trusty Nutribullet Blender for this keto pesto! I like it because it’s small and easy to clean and is perfect for smaller recipes like smoothies and pesto.
Keto Spinach Pesto
Yield: 1 1/2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Keto Spinach Pesto with roasted red pepper is the perfect keto condiment to add a little more flavor to your dishes!