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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

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
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
20
g
31
%
Cholesterol
 
2
mg
1
%
Sodium
 
146
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
2
g
1
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Recipe Rating




Monday 29th of March 2021

A-Mazing !!! My kids think this is amazing!! I just used grated cheese because I had no parmesan ๐Ÿ‘Œ so good ๐Ÿ˜‰

Rachel

Monday 5th of April 2021

The kid approval is the best kind! So glad you loved the recipe :)

Cristina Riquelme

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

Delicious!

Sven

Sunday 7th of February 2021

Smashing recipe. Had it with our chicken and bulgar wheat. Great flavours.

Rachel

Thursday 11th of February 2021

Thanks for your review Sven! Glad you enjoyed it

jill

Monday 1st of February 2021

loved the keto celery leaf pesto! amazing. now i won't be wasting those gorgeous leags

Rachel

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

Thanks Jill, it blew my mind when I first realised I could use the celery leaves after years of throwing them out!! Now I use this pesto in EVERYTHING!

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