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Basil Pesto with Roasted Pecans

Be sure to keep your kitchen stocked with this scrumptious homemade pesto.
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Keto, Quick and Easy
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 107kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 2 cups basil packed
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 cup pecan halves
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Roast pecans for 12 minutes, remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Add basil to food processor or blender and pulse until finely diced. Add garlic, parmesan, salt, pepper, and pecans. Pulse until well combined. Pour in oil, pulse until incorporated. Store in a glass jar. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Stir pesto before serving.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 93mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4