Easy roasted beet pesto that goes with so many things, is vegan, healthy, and can be made in minutes. Add it to pasta, as a topping on pizza, spread it on sandwiches, or serve it up as a dip at parties. It’s definitely a surprising and incredible sauce that will become your new favorite!
This beautiful beet pesto combines healthy roasted beets, garlic, lemon juice, pistachios, fresh basil and a nice helping of olive oil. All combined to form this surprising yet incredibly tasty pesto that will be your new favorite for everything. I was so surprised at how amazing this pesto turned out and equally surprised at how quickly it came together.
My son asked, “ Is beet pesto a thing?”. Yes, it is and for a good reason. It’s heart-healthy, anti-inflammatory, packed with vitamins and minerals and crazy good! My kind of sauce!
Beets are so good and so incredible. My other favorite beet recipe are these crispy baked beet chips! Check them out!
What ingredients do you need to make beet pesto?
- Beets – of course!
- Lemon juice
- Fresh basil
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
That’s it! Oh and something delicious to add it to like pasta or even pizza!
How to make homemade beet pesto
Roast the beets – Place whole, peeled beets in some foil with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Wrap it up and bake at 425 degrees F for 30 minutes. Remove and let cool.
Roughly chop the beets, place them into the bowl of a food processor or blender with the rest of the ingredients and blend well until a smooth, slightly chunky, pesto-like, beautiful sauce forms.
So simple, so easy but soooooo amazingly fantastic and delicious!
What to serve with beet pesto?
Beet pesto goes with so many things.
- Mix it in with pasta
- Use it as a sauce on pizza
- Spread it on a sandwich
- Serve it as a dip