Monday, December 2, 2019

Keto Homemade Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe

If you're on a keto or ketogenic diet, you probably miss some recipes that you used to take on a regular basis.

Would you like to have a delicious Pesto Sauce that is suitable for the low-carbohydrate diet?

In this post I'm going to show you a quick, very easy and cheaper way than the original.

And you can use it in many recipes to give flavor to your dishes.

Keto Homemade Pesto Sauce Recipe


History of pesto sauce


Pesto is a sauce typical of the Italian region of Liguria, whose capital is Genoa. That is why it is sometimes called "pesto genoves".

The word "pesto" comes from the Genoese word "pestare", which means to grind or crush in a mortar.

Originally, pesto was made by crushing in the mortar, and even today many people still do so. But with the rush of modern life, many of us use a mincer or a food processor.

Traditionally, pesto has 7 ingredients, and better if they all come from the Ligurian region: fresh basil leaves, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, Pecorino cheese, extra virgin olive oil, garlic and coarse salt.

The version I present to you is a variant suitable for the keto diet, although you should not abuse the amount you take.

Instead of pine nuts, I use pecan nuts, because they have less carbohydrates and because they are cheaper than pine nuts: good ones are very expensive!

Go ahead and tell me if you liked it!

Keto pesto sauce recipe


A variant of this delicious sauce for your low-carb diet. Try it!

  • Dish: Sauce
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Calories: 172 kcal
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 5

Ingredients


  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, washed and dried
  • 1/3 cup pecan nuts
  • 60 grams grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder or minced
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Instructions


  1. Put the pecans in the chopper or food processor and chop them into large pieces.
  2. Add basil, garlic and Parmesan. Grind until coarse powder.
  3. Add olive oil and salt. Grind until creamy.
  4. If it is dry you can add a little more oil or a pinch of water.
  5. Now you can enjoy it!


Keto Homemade Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe

Notes

Conservation

The pesto sauce is very well preserved for several days in the fridge, stored in an airtight container.

Presentation suggestions 

This pesto sauce can be used in numerous dishes in the keto diet: with crab cakes, zucchini spaghetti, clams, mussels, tomato salad and mozzarella, chicken cut into pieces, spread on a slice of toasted keto bread, on pizza, etc...

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