Easy Keto Basil Pesto Recipe [Dairy-Free, No Cheese] #keto

Easy Keto Basil Pesto Recipe [Dairy-Free, No Cheese]

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings (2 Tablespoons per serving) 1x
  • Category: Condiment
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 1/4 (60 ml) of olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons (16 g) of pine nuts
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup (32 g) of fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup (8 g) of flat leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Heat one teaspoon (5 ml) of the olive oil in a small frying pan.
  2. Add the pine nuts and chopped garlic into the frying pan and gently fry for a few minutes until lightly golden.  Place them on a plate and let cool for a few minutes.
  3. Then place the basil, parsley, nutritional yeast flakes, the remaining olive oil, toasted pine nuts and garlic, and lemon juice into a mini food processor or blender and blend until a smooth pesto forms. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Store in a sealed jar in the fridge for no longer than 4 days.  Makes 1 x 4oz (120g) pot


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs: 1 g


  • Calories: 154
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 1 g