My Favorite Low-Carb Recipes with Pesto
Every Friday we spotlight low-carb recipes you might want to try over the weekend, and this Friday I’m sharing My Favorite Low-Carb Recipes with Pesto! Read below about my long time love affair with basil pesto; use Recipe Round-Ups to find more low-carb recipe round-ups like this one.
For this round-up of My Favorite Low-Carb Recipes with Pesto I’m revisiting my love for basil pesto! Of course my love for pesto is well-documented on this blog, and it’s absolutely one of my favorite sauces to use in cooking. I plant basil and also and grow it in my kitchen window every summer, and I use the basil to make my favorite Basil Pesto with Lemon, which I freeze in ice cube trays and then seal the cubes in bags with the FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer.
And 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 pin those for winter if it’s too hot for oven cooking where you are. But please, make some 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.
I’m guessing I’m not the only pesto lover who’s watching their carbs, since basil pesto is such a perfect sauce for low-carb eating. If you’re also a basil pesto fan, I’d love to hear in the comments about your favorite ideas for using it!
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 is a classic recipe that’s been hugely popular on the blog; this is perfect for a special dinner.
Foil-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.
This Zucchini Noodle Mock Pasta Salad has a generous amount of pesto in the dressing which makes the salad so delicious!
Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash with Pesto and Parmesan is absolutely YUM! No one will miss the pasta with this dish, which is perfect for Weekend Food Prep.
Serve these Foil-Wrapped Grilled Tilapia Packets with Tomatoes, Pesto, and Green Onion with Cauliflower Rice for a perfect low-carb meal. Use any mild white fish if you’re not a Tilapia fan.
When it’s time to cook outside where you are, these Ultra Easy Lemon Pesto Chicken Kabobs are delightful!
There’s not a lot of pesto in this recipe for Baked White Fish with Pesto, Parmesan, and Pine Nut Crust, but the pesto really adds to the flavor, and this is one of my favorite fish recipes.
When it’s zucchini season remember this Sauteed Zucchini with Spinach and Basil Pesto, and you can make this with regular basil pesto too if you have it in the freezer.
And finally, Chicken Pesto Zucchini Noodle Salad is another tasty idea with zucchini and pesto!
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