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Roasted Beet Pesto
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Author: Julia
  • 1 cup red beets chopped and roasted (about 1 medium beet)
  • 3 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • ½ cup walnuts roasted
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Wash and scrub the beet and pat it dry. Peel and chop it into ½” cubes and place the pieces on a large sheet of foil. Wrap the chopped beet in foil, making a foil packet.
  3. Place the packet on a baking sheet.
  4. Roast in the oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until beets are soft and juices are seeping out.
  5. Allow beets to cool completely.
  6. Add all ingredients except for the oil to a food processor or blender and pulse several times.
  7. Leaving the food processor (or blender) running, slowly add the olive oil until all ingredients are well combined. If the pesto is too thick for your blender to process, add a small amount of water until desired consistency is reached.