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 (recipes coming soon, or search for “pesto” on my website!)

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Potassium 132mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 3.3%
Vitamin C 1.7%
Calcium 7.9%
Iron 2.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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