I have blogged about konjac (shirataki) noodles before – they are the bomb! Made out of the konjac root, companies (over time) have perfected a noodle-looking food that is so low in carbs, I can fool myself into thinking I am enjoying a good pasta. They are high in fibre, very filling and even look like the real thing. Available in ‘rice’, ‘noodles’, ‘penne’ and ‘fettuccine’ (< my favourite), they are indeed a godsend for those on keto / low-carb diets. I love big, bold flavours that slap me right through the face, and you simply cannot go wrong with an excellent homemade Basil Pesto. My pesto recipe is unbeatable and I highly encourage you to whip up a batch at home – you will never eat store-bought again. By all means, add a lovely portion of grilled chicken to it, just include it in your macros.
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Carbs 4.9g | Fat 25g | Protein 5.2g
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Keto Pesto Pasta (using Konjac pasta)
- Preheat the oven to 140°C (fan oven). This is 160°C for conventional ovens (or 325°F / gas mark 3)..
- Spread the halved tomatoes out onto a tray, cut-side up and place into the oven for 10-12 minutes.
- In the meantime, remove the konjac pasta from its packaging and rinse very well under cold, running water. Do not be alarmed by the strange smell – just keep rinsing. Place the pasta into a pan of hot water and simmer on low for several minutes.
- Drain the pasta and stir in the Basil Pesto. Season with pink Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve immediately garnished with the tomatoes.
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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories 264Kcal / 1105kJ
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