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Beet Pesto Recipe

Simple and Easy Beet Pesto Sauce

This is one of my all-time favorite sauces for pasta and wraps.

My version uses sunflower seeds.

Beets are rich in folate, manganese, potassium and Vitamin C. Consuming beets regularly can help with blood pressure, is great for athletic performance, can help fight inflammation, and even supports brain health.  

Need I give you more reason? 

If you don’t love beets, you might want to give this recipe a try and see if you change your mind!

On to the recipe.

Simple Beet Pesto Sauce

1 cup sunflower seeds, shelled

Juice of 1/2 lemon

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

3 steamed or roasted beets (skin removed)

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

2 garlic cloves

2-4 tablespoons filtered water or preserved pasta water (if you make for pasta) if needed to thin out the sauce

Salt and pepper to taste

Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add water if needed, one tablespoon at a time.

Psst... I sometimes add some extra parmesan!

Taste with salt and pepper.  

Simple Beet Pesto Sauce Recipe

Pour over your favorite healthy pasta, add to a wrap, quesadilla, or veggie dip. I like a hearty lentil or chickpea pasta.

I usually add a few greens to my hot pasta and let it wilt from the pasta heat.

Save the easy beet sauce recipe for later and let me know if you love it!