I’m going to be straight up with you: the green goodness that you see crowing this keto pork loin isn’t a traditional pesto, like that zucchini noodles with everything pesto. I mean, you probably guessed that when you read that it had pistachios instead of the typical pine nuts in it.
Pistachios are one of Mr. FFF’s favorite nuts EVA and I like them a whole dang lot too. I’ve put them in gluten free shortbread cookies, a Moroccan chicken skillet, and even in a raw vegan tart with chocolate and pistachios. They are ca-ray-zay amazing in all the things.
I’m going to be straight up with you, the sequel: you are going to be kickin’ yo’ pine nuts to the curb after yo’ taste buds experience a little bit of this pistachio goodness all up on them.
And mingling with the juicy, tender keto pork loin? It’s a combination of dinner BLISS.
Another nontraditional point that I should address: this is a lower-fat pesto, which means that it is a lot more solid than it’s traditional, oily counterpart. If you prefer the standard, feel free to add more oil. How-ev-er, the solidity (is that a word? spell check isn’t yelling at me so I am going with it) works really well once ya mix it with the watery zoodles because it kind of breaks it up and turns it into the perfect pesto texture.
What to serve with Paleo and Keto Pork Tenderloin
If you’re not digging the zucchini noodles a few other options that would be yummy on the side are:
-- Low Carb Baked Cauliflower Au Gratin
-- Paleo Baked Zucchini Fritters
-- Low Carb Mock Cauliflower Potato Salad
And, if you don’t like no meat, you can nix the baked pork loin situation. The world is your zoodle, so get funky with it if you please.
The take home: paleo keto pork tenderloin with pistachio pesto may be the world’s easiest, and quickest cure to I-want-to-curl-up-in-a-little-ball-and-hibernate-like-a-bear-because-I-had-the-longest-week-ever Syndrome.
It’s a real thing guys. Wikipedia told me so.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 486 kcal