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Keto Pesto Recipe (Avocado Basil Pesto)

Learn how to make keto pesto with avocado, basil and sunflower seeds. This recipe is a perfect base for many recipes, from salads, chicken, seafood and veggies.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Sauces/Spreads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado basil pesto, avocado pesto recipe, avocado pesto sauce, keto pesto recipe
Diet: Gluten-free, Keto
Servings: 6
Calories: 253kcal


  • ½ cup Olive Oil
  • ½ cup Basil fresh
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 cup Baby Spinach fresh
  • 4 tablespoon Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 2 tablespoon Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 medium Lemon juice only
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper


  • Carefully wash and dry the basil and spinach. Chop the basil, spinach and garlic finely.
  • In a food processor or blender add the basil, spinach, avocado, garlic, olive oil, sunflower seeds, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pulse the mixture a few times. You can decide whether you want your pest to be a traditional chunky texture or a smooth texture.
  • Finally, grate the parmesan and stir it into the pesto until well combined. Enjoy!


Net Carbs: 2.0g


Serving: 3tablespoon | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.8g | Protein: 4.2g | Fat: 25.9g | Saturated Fat: 5.1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 481mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 2.8g | Sugar: 0.5g | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 2g