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Keto Pesto

By July 2, 2016February 18th, 2023Bread, Sauces and Condiments, Vegetarian



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 Keto Pesto


I would rather be around a campfire than watching television, but there are some programs I enjoy watching with my boys. They really love watching cooking shows with me and one of them is The Next Food Network Star and guess what… I just signed up to be a contestant! My theme would be the Keto Kitchen. I would love to have a TV show on the Food Network and teach all of you how to adapt your favorite comfort foods into keto-friendly foods! I would focus on all the yummy food you CAN have rather than focus on what you have to cut out. So if any of you out there have connections… hook me up! lol:)

Anyway, on the last episode of The Next Food Network Star, one of the contestants gave a tip on how to keep pesto bright green and he suggested putting some ice cubes into the blender before pureeing the ingredients (hot blades on the blender can make it turn brown). I thought I should make a little step-by-step video to show you just how easy this homemade sauce is to make! Enjoy!

Here is a Video of this recipe:


Keto Pesto

Keto Pesto

Maria Emmerich
Servings 8


  • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup walnuts omit if nut free
  • 1/2 teaspoon Redmond Real salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2/3 cup avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil I used THIS oil
  • 2 tablespoons ice cubes KEEPS GREEN COLOR
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese omit if dairy free


  • Place the basil, garlic, and walnuts, salt, pepper, oil and ice cubes in a food processor and pulse until fairly smooth. If not dairy free and serving now, add in Parmesan and puree until smooth. Taste and add more salt and pepper if desired.
  • If freezing, transfer to an air-tight container and drizzle 2 extra tablespoons of oil over the top. Freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, thaw and stir in cheese.
  • Serve over Miracle Noodles or Zoodles!


Nutritional Information:
211 calories, 22g fat, 2g protein, 1g carbs, 0.3g fiber

Keto Pesto

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


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