This beet pesto is a very striking sauce both at sight and taste, because thanks to the combination of its ingredients it has a very special flavor, where sweet, sour, salty notes and a slight bitter point are detected, all in perfect harmony.
The vivid color of the beetroot with that intense and characteristic tone between red and purple, gives this pesto an extra attraction, since in addition to generating a delicious contrast of flavors with the rest of the ingredients, it brings an original and distinguished touch to the accompanying dishes.
As we already mentioned in the recipes of pesto rosso and pesto broccoli , the pesto is a sauce whose name comes from the Genovese term 'pestare', which means "crush in a mortar", as traditionally prepared this sauce.
Beet pesto is rich in proteins , flavonoids , carbohydrates , omega 3 , omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids ; beta carotene , fiber , alliin , vitamins A , C and group B ( B1 , B2 , B3 , B6 and B9 or folic acid ), calcium , copper , chromium , phosphorus , iron , lithium , magnesium , manganese , molybdenum , potassium , selenium , silicon , sodium , vanadium and zinc .
Below you can see what ingredients you need and the steps to follow in order to make a different and delicate pesto.
|Difficulty level||Preparation time||Rations|
|Very easy||5 m.||For 300 grams|
- 250 gr. of beet (cooked)
- 50 gr. of pinion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 spoons of nutritional yeast
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 3/4 teaspoon of salt
- Cut the cooked beets into pieces and put them in the glass of the chopper.
- We add the rest of the ingredients and chop. When all the ingredients are well mixed and crushed and the sauce has an unctuous and homogeneous texture, we serve.
- If you don't have pine nuts, you can substitute these for cashews, pumpkin seeds or any other dried fruit you prefer.
- This pesto is perfect to serve with pasta, vegetable noodles (beet, zucchini, pumpkin, potato, sweet potato ...), as well as to serve as a dip, in canapés and in sandwiches.
- When serving you can sprinkle a little cashew parmesan on top to create an even more delicious contrast.
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