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Beet Pesto with Arugula and Parmesan

Yields1 Serving

This pesto is so beautiful AND delicious! And you can’t beat beets for health benefits! They are full of everyday nutrients including vitamin B, iron, manganese, copper, potassium, and magnesium. They can lower blood pressure, lower risk of heart disease, increase stamina, improve brain function, and fight inflammation associated with chronic disease.

Beet Pesto with Arugula and Parmesan

 1 ¼ cups Roasted and pureed beets
 3 Garlic cloves
 6 oz Fresh basil leaves
 1 cup Coarsely chopped raw almonds, lightly toasted (or walnuts or pine nuts)
 ¼ cup Olive oil
 Salt and pepper (to taste)
 Shaved Parmesan cheese
 Baby arugula
 Whole grain baguette
1

Place beets, garlic cloves, basil, and almonds in a food processor. Puree until your desired texture is reached (I prefer mine a little chunky.)

2

Taste test and adjust seasonings.

3

Spread on a toasted whole grain baguette and top with arugula and shaved parmesan.

4

Serve and enjoy!