Pesto Sauce

The smell of fresh basil while making Italian Pesto sauce can turn your day to a better one. This delicious sauce can be added on grilled chicken breasts if you are on Keto Or on pasta if you're not. It has an unforgettable taste which will make you feel you are in an Italian restaurant in Rome. Give it a try with no regrets with the Keto diet. Add it to grilled chicken breasts or even chicken made with butter. With Keto don't worry about having little more fat.

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time20 min
  • YieldSmall Bowl
  • Serving Size100g
  • Energy450 cal
  • Cuisine
    • French
    • Italian
    • Mediterranean
  • Course
    • Sauce
  • Suitable for Diet
    • Diabetic
    • Gluten Free
    • Halal
    • Ketogenic Diet

Pesto sauce Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated hard Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup olive oil.
  • pinch of salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 big lemon

To reduce and cook chicken in:

  • ½ cup of whipped cream
  • 1 Tbsp of butter

Pesto sauce Instructions

Preparing The Pesto Sauce


In a food processor, blend together basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic, and cheese. Pour in olive oil slowly while still mixing. Add the lemon for a good taste, Stir in salt and pepper.


Now your sauce is ready to be used with your grilled chicken or any kind of cooked protein you would prefer.


To reduce its thickness.. add in a pan ½ cup of whipped cream.. 1 Tbsp of butter and stir well on medium heat. 


Once it is hot add the amount of your pesto sauce as desired then add the grilled chicken in and leave for 10 mins on low heat. 

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size100g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories450
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat33 g42.31%
  • Saturated Fat4.2 g21%
  • Trans Fat0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat6.4 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat14.4 g
  • Cholesterol15 mg5%
  • Sodium240.6 mg10.46%
  • Total Carbohydrate3.4 g1.24%
  • Dietary Fiber1 g3.57%
  • Total Sugars0.25 g
  • Protein8 g16%
  • Calcium18.4 mg1.42%
  • Iron9 mg50%
  • Potassium157.6 mg3.35%
  • Vitamin A27.6 mcg3.07%
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)6 mg6.67%

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