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Farfalle with Beet Pesto for Valentine's day

Farfalle with Beet Pesto for Valentine's day step-by-step recipe | vegelicacy.com
"OMG, this vibrant beet pesto looks sooo amazing! The color is out-of-this-world beautiful, perfect for Valentine's day! And who ever thought to make a pasta sauce out of beets!
I loved it so much!"

Ingredients Serves 4

  • 1 lb/450 g farfalle
  • 2 beets, boiled or roasted
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic (optional)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 tsp pepper

Method

  1. First, fill a large pot with water and place over high heat. Bring water to a boil, add pasta, reduce heat to medium-low and cook according to the package instructions. Drain.

    Farfalle with Beet Pesto for Valentine's day
  2. Meanwhile, make a sauce. For the beet pesto you will need:
    - 1 large or 2 small beets, preliminary boiled or roasted.
    2 cloves of garlic, peeled (optional)
    - 1/2 cup of walnuts
    - 2.5-3 tablespoons of lemon juice
    2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
    -1 tsp of salt and 1/3 tsp of pepper.

    Farfalle with Beet Pesto for Valentine's day
  3. Place the walnuts, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper into a blender jar. Process.

    Farfalle with Beet Pesto for Valentine's day
  4. Add the beets. If your blender is not very powerful, cut the beets into smaller parts first. Process until smooth.

    Farfalle with Beet Pesto for Valentine's day
  5. Toss the sauce and pasta together.
    I garnish this pasta dish with chopped green onions and sprinkle with some nutritional yeast for cheese flavor.

    Farfalle with Beet Pesto for Valentine's day

Author: vegelicacy

Posted on: 11 February 2015

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Diet type: vegan
Category: main course
Difficulty: easy
You will also need: Blender

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Evi @ greenevi 16 February 2015
Awww...beetroots and walnuts....perfect! The color is just so pretty, can't wait to try it :)

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vegelicacy 17 February 2015
Thank you Evi! ♥

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Francesca 12 February 2016
This recipes is wonderful! Because of its amazing color I've added it to my Valentine's day Vegan recipe roundup with a link back here, hope this is ok :)

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