Keto Pesto Using Celery Leaves

Keto Pesto Using Celery Leaves

Pesto is a fantastic addition to a keto diet, and this particular keto pesto is no different!

After chopping celery into sticks every week, I was getting tired of throwing out so much green waste. Ever since we moved into a small apartment, I have been missing my compost bin and feel like so much is going to waste. Celery has to be one of the worst – you get so little out of such a big bunch.

Keto Pesto, Keto Celery Leaf Pesto

After thinking about this, I decided to try out a celery leaf pesto and was really happy with the results!

The celery leaf becomes very peppery, almost spicy so it pairs beautifully with cream. Here’s a few keto recipes using pesto for you:


Keto Pesto Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

Keto Vegetable Bake with Creamy Pesto

Keto Pesto Chicken Bake with 3 Cheeses and Prosciutto

I used 3 cups of celery leaves for this keto pesto, but don’t pack them in too tightly or it could become too peppery. This is also great just as is as a dip or on some celery sticks – double celery win.

Keto Pesto, Keto Celery Leaf Pesto
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Keto Pesto with Celery Leaves

A great way to use up something that usually ends in the bin - celery leaves! Ready in 5 minutes, the peppery flavour of the celery leaf shines and pairs well with creamy sauces

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 205 kcal


  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 3 cups celery leaves loosely packed
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 40 grams parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt more to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Blend all ingredients except oil in a food processor until resembling a crumb.

  2. Drizzle in olive oil and blend until just combined. 

Nutrition Facts
Keto Pesto with Celery Leaves
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 146mg6%
Potassium 132mg4%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet and all calculations are estimates only.

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