I’ve made pesto twice this summer and I really enjoy experimenting with it. You can take the basic pesto ingredients (olive oil, basil, garlic, parmesan cheese) and mix in whatever extra you think might be yummy. I’ve added in almonds, spinach, and most recently beets! This is a great, super quick meal for when you run out of spaghetti sauce and want something easy.
Well, I had some beets I cooked the other day and I thought…hmmmm…I wonder if I could add this to pasta and get a good flavor. Answer: yes!
Also if you make any pesto experiments, comment below! I’d love to try out some new stuff!
1 package of pasta of your choosing
2 cooked beets
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic
2 tbsp parmesan cheese
Handful of fresh basil
A few sprigs of fresh parsley
1 tbsp fresh oregano
Salt and pepper, to taste
While pasta is cooking, gather ingredients together and blend in a food processor until a thick paste.
Drain pasta and mix in pesto while still hot. Enjoy!