Keto Spinach Pesto

Keto Spinach Pesto

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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!

Keto Spinach Pesto is the perfect condiment to give your keto recipes a boost of delicious flavor! Bonus: Spinach pesto is much cheaper to make than regular pesto! Keen for Keto | keto pesto | keto red pepper pesto | low carb pesto | is pesto keto?

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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!

Wondering what other foods are keto-approved? Get your FREE Keto Foods Grocery List here!

Keto pesto on pizza dough

Suggestion: Pesto is a GREAT low carb alternative to pizza sauce! Use about 1/2 of this batch (or 3/4 cup) for a 10 inch pizza. If you’ve never had pesto pizza, try it!

Ingredients in Keto Spinach Pesto

Keto Spinach Pesto Ingredients

Pesto comes in many varieties. This low carb pesto version features spinach as its main ingredient.

  • spinach
  • fresh basil
  • fresh parsley
  • roasted red peppers
  • minced garlic
  • walnuts
  • olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese
  • softened butter

Other keto sauces and condiments you might like:

Keto Fry Sauce

Olive Oil Mayonnaise

Low Carb Thousand Island Dressing

Spinach instead of basil in pesto?

Spinach pesto is my favorite pesto for two reasons.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Which blender do you use for pesto?

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

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!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender (I use this one!). Keto pesto ingredients in nutribullet blender
  2. Process till almost smooth or till the desired consistency. Keto pesto in nutribullet blender
  3. If the pesto is too thick, you can add more olive oil a tablespoon at a time, blending or stirring after each addition.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 19gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 146mgCarbohydrates: 1gNet Carbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 5g

Keen for Keto keto recipes blog is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by linking to Amazon.com. We appreciate your support!

Is pesto keto? You bet it is! Keto Spinach Pesto is the perfect condiment to give your keto recipes a boost of delicious flavor! Bonus: Spinach pesto is much cheaper to make than regular pesto! Keen for Keto | keto pesto | keto red pepper pesto | low carb pesto

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