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Beetroot Pesto with Mint

Beetroot Pesto with Mint

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When I told my colleagues, that I wanted to make beetroot pesto with garlic and mint, I got some expressions that were between disgust and lack of understanding. Garlic with mint and beetroot?

Oh yes. At least in my mind, I thought this would taste great. So I got in the kitchen and tried it. It turned out to be as delicious as I thought. To spice the pesto up, I added nutritional yeast flakes and lemon juice and seasoned well with salt and pepper.

I served the pesto with black rice noodles, that I bought in a whole foods market some time ago. To mix the noodles and the pesto easier, add some of the boiling water and thin the pesto a bit.




Beetroot Pesto with Mint
Gang/Type: Sauces
Ergibt/Yield: 1 small jar
  • 150 g (1 1/2 medium) beetroot bulbs
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 60 g (4 tbsp) oil
  • 30 g (3 tbsp) walnuts
  • 20 g (2 tbsp) lemon juice
  • 5 g ( 1 tbsp) nutritional yeast flakes
  • 5 g (1 tsp) salt
  • pepper
  • 1 stem mint - about 10 big leaves
  1. Peel the beetroot and cook until firm to the bite. It doesn't matter if you cook it in water, steam it or cook it in the microwave.

  2. Put all ingredients in a chopper or blender and process until finely chunky. Season to taste with lemon juice, salt and pepper.

  3. If you want to have the pesto with noodles, mix it with a bit of the boiling water, so it is easier to mix with the noodles.
I made the pesto in my chopper. You can buy nutritional yeast online.


  1. Karin Leeb
    Sunday June 6th, 2021 / 05:25 PM

    Wer hätte das gedacht! So was von super lecker!!!
    Und ganz einfach zu machen
    schmeckt auch auf Vollkorn-Spaghetti

    • Rina
      Sunday June 6th, 2021 / 06:34 PM

      Freut mich, dass es dir geschmeckt hat!

  2. Petra Janke
    Sunday April 30th, 2017 / 02:30 PM

    Oh wie lecker!! Die kommt auf meine To-do Liste?

    • Rina
      Sunday April 30th, 2017 / 02:31 PM

      Die ist auf jeden Fall was für dich! ?

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