I’m a big admirer of pesto; the more garlic the better! Although some of the best pesto recipes are simple—oil, garlic, pine nuts, salt, parmesan and basil—I’ve been coming across lots of creative and drool-worthy pesto recipes I couldn’t help but share with you. Try them out and let me know what you think!
I’m compiling this list of the best pesto recipes on St. Patrick’s day, so maybe that’s why it’s such a green post, but there are other types of pesto too, like black olive pesto, beet pesto, artichoke lemon pesto, and sun-dried tomato pesto! I didn’t list them below because they could be considered a bit too carby for low carbers. Everything in moderation though, I say!
1. Classic Basil Pesto
2. Pecan Pesto
3. Creamy Avocado Basil Pesto
4. Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto
5. Spinach Pesto
6. Spinach Almond Feta Pesto
7. Pistachio Mint Pesto (higher carb due to pistachios)
8. Kale Pesto
9. Lemon Arugula Pesto
10. Cilantro Cashew Pesto (higher carb due to cashews)
Once you’ve picked the best pesto recipe for yourself, make some hot zoodles and toss them around!
We used so much fresh basil from the garden and made large batches of this and froze most of it. It was delicious on our zoodles.