beet pesto

As I write this post I can’t take the smile off of my face.  I am literally giddy with pride.

I think I have just discovered the secret to life-long happiness.  And it involves two of my favorite things.

lovely beets.

Beautiful basil.

Beets and basil are great friends.  It just took me a while to realize it.  Better late than never!

Beet Pesto:

We made beet pesto crostini and topped the whole thing with a little goat cheese and chopped basil.  Heavenly.

Here is what ya need:

3 medium sized beets, cooked

2 cloves garlic

handful of fresh basil leaves

handful of parmesan cheese

handful of toasted walnuts

about 1/4 cup olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

Blend everything together in a food processor.  Taste test and add more ingredients if needed.

Slice up a fresh baguette of bread.  Top with a healthy spread of pesto, followed by a sprinkling of goat cheese, and some chopped up basil.  Place in the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes.  Enjoy!



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3 Responses to beet pesto

  1. Euromom says:

    I love beets! The kids love beets! – I’m making this next weekend 🙂

  2. This is heaven. I simply love beets, especially roasted, but never thought of making a pesto. Brilliant!

  3. marinaeats says:

    YUM, what a great idea!! I LOVE beets and am always looking for new ways to use them!!

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