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Low-Carb and Keto Recipes with Pesto

I love Basil Pesto whether it’s homemade or from a jar, so I’m updating this collection of amazing Low-Carb and Keto Recipes with Pesto! Get your pesto on with these 14 tasty recipes with pesto!

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Today I’m updating this collection of Low-Carb and Keto Recipes with Pesto and revisiting my love for basil pesto! And if you have a summer herb garden where you’re growing basil, it’s time to be making Basil Pesto with Lemon or simply freezing your fresh basil if you have lots of basil! I have about six healthy basil plants growing along my front walk and trimming the basil is on my agenda for the weekend!

And I’ve already been making my favorite Basil Pesto with Lemon this year, which I freeze in ice cube trays and then seal the cubes in bags with the FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer. I love to pull a few of those pesto cubes out of the freezer and use them to give delicious basil flavor to dishes any time of year, which is why you’ll find a few recipes using the oven in this collection of favorite low-carb recipes with pesto. You can save those for winter if it’s too hot for oven cooking where you are.

But please, make homemade pesto while fresh basil is plentiful! Or if homemade pesto is just not happening at your house, you can definitely use my favorite purchased pesto to try these amazing recipes with pesto. And basil pesto is very low in carbs, so enjoy.


Close-up photo for Low-Carb Chicken Pesto Salad with Olives and Peas

Chicken Pesto Salad has been a big favorite this summer; I’ve made this twice for parties and several times just for myself!

Roasted Summer Squash with Pesto and Parmesan cooked squash on baking sheet

If you like pesto and are also a fan of zucchini or yellow summer squash, you’re going to swoon over this Roasted Summer Squash with Pesto and Parmesan!

Easy Baked Pesto Chicken has been hugely popular on the blog, and I love that this is quick enough to make for a work-night dinner.

Low-Carb Baked Chicken Stuffed with Pesto and Cheese found on KalynsKitchen.com

Baked Chicken Stuffed with Pesto and Cheese is a classic recipe that’s been hugely popular on the blog; this is perfect for a special dinner.

Baked Salmon with Pesto and Tomatoes finished dish on serving plate

Baked Salmon with Pesto and Tomatoes is an unusual combination that works. Since the tomatoes are cooked you can get away with out-of-season tomatoes for this one. Tomatoes do have some carbs, but there’s not a lot of tomato in this.

Asparagus with Basil Pesto finished dish in serving bowl

Asparagus with Basil Pesto is one of my Five Ingredients recipes, which means this is about as easy as it gets and it’s absolutely amazing.

Zucchini Noodle Mock Pasta Salad found on KalynsKitchen.com

Zucchini Noodle Mock Pasta Salad has a generous amount of pesto in the dressing which makes the salad so delicious!

Pesto Lemon Chicken Kabobs on serving plate

When it’s time to cook outside where you live, these Pesto Lemon Chicken Kabobs are delightful! Or make them on a stovetop grill pan if you don’t have an outdoor grill.

More Low-Carb Ideas for Using Pesto:

Chicken Pesto Soup
Zucchini with Pesto
Instant Pot Sausage Soup with Pesto
Baked White Fish with Pine Nut, Parmesan, and Basil Pesto Crust
Zucchini Noodle Salad with Pesto and Chicken
Fish Foil Packets with Pesto and Tomatoes

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    8 Comments on “Low-Carb and Keto Recipes with Pesto”

  1. So glad you enjoyed it and that I could introduce you to pesto!

  2. I made the twice baked spaghetti squash with pesto over the weekend for my lunch for the week. It was my first time using Pesto, and I must say I wish I would have tried it sooner. The Pesto adds so much flavor. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

  3. Wow it looks soo delicious, i really want to taste it

  4. I just wanted to thank you for all your delicious recipes. All your hard works is so very much appreciated. Every single recipe I have tried has been delicious. Thanks again!

  5. I miss my herb garden, and having my own homemade pesto in the freezer. But I love that Costco pesto and it's definitely time to start cooking with it again. Thanks for the great recipe round-up.