Place a couple tablespoons of the Olive Oil in a sauce pan and add the chopped onions and four of the garlic, cooking slowly until just tender. When almost done add the chopped red peppers, toss, and cook for another couple minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Trim the ends off the beets then wash and scrub them. Then grate them with a fine grater, making sure not to leave any big chunks. Place in food processor with the rest of the ingredients, including contents of sauce pan, the lemon juice, and the remaining raw garlic. Pulse food processor until well mixed, pouring olive oil until it's smooth. Tweak spices to taste. Add cheese if you wish.
As with most pesto recipes the cheese is optional and if you plan to freeze any (Please do), it's advisable to leave it out till you're ready to serve.
This will take a larger food processor, or you can split the recipe in two.
Hemp seeds are a wonderful nutritional powerhouse, and are typically 1/3 the price of pine nuts. I often replace one with the other in recipes.
I never peel my beets, always choosing to leave the skins on. Just wash them thoroughly.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (116g)|
|Recipe Makes: 10 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 212 (80%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 23.6g||31 %|
|Saturated Fat 3.2g||16 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 14.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 5g|
|Cholesterol 2.2mg||1 %|
|Sodium 67.9mg||2 %|
|Potassium 295.4mg||8 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 11.3g||3 %|
|Dietary Fiber 3.5g||14 %|
|Sugars, other 7.8g|
|Protein 5.1g||7 %|
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Calories per serving: 264
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