Beet Pesto

I’m writing this Beet Pesto recipe post as my newborn son sleeps on my chest. I’m deliriously happy and exhausted all at the same time. He’s only a few weeks old so I’m not up for much cooking or taking food photos. However, there are a lot of photos of the baby. While I’m still adjusting to parenthood, Lorena from Green Healthy Cooking is helping me out with a guest post for a super simple pesto. It’s so simple I may be able to put this meal together while caring for my kiddo. Lorena is also hosting a giveaway. If you’re looking for details, the info and entry form is at the end of the post.

Beet Pesto

I am guest posting on Beth’s blog today because she is busy attending to her little new favorite person in the whole world. Her baby son, Tyler, born only a couple of weeks ago. This will be her first mother’s day with a tiny baby in her arms created in her belly and born into this world unfortunately with a lot of effort and pain but still wonderfully transforming this woman into a mother and guardian for life. I’m sure she will tell you all about this experience herself once she’s back to the blogging world. I can’t wait to read about it. Every mother’s birth story is so unique and beautiful. I can’t get enough of those stories ever. They remind me of how lucky we woman are to be able to choose to go through pregnancy and birth and to live the woman-mother metamorphosis that feels so very special.

Beet Pesto

For now, and only because I can’t be there to cook for Beth and all other new or not so new but still tired mamas, let me at least treat you with a beet pesto recipe to restore the iron tanks drenched at birth or simply by parenting little ones with endless energy. This recipe is super easy for dads to prepare (ahem, hint hint) and incredibly nutritious for both mums and babies that already eat solids.

Another hint for dad: this beet pesto is best made in a high speed blender such as one from Vitamix and if your baby’s mama doesn’t have one yet you “might” want to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win one for her and make her even happier than she already is because Vitamix blenders are like another baby only with an off button….they are truly truly amazing 😛 Lorena

Beet Pesto

Beet Pesto
Super simple twist on a traditional pesto recipe, using Beet. Perfect for when you're short on time and need a healthy meal on the table in under 30 minutes. This recipe is gluten, shellfish, egg, and soy free.
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: American, Italian
  • 2 Beets, cooked
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated
  • ½ cup Pine Nuts
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  1. If your beets are raw, remove the stalks, scrub them well under running water and cook in salted water for approximately 15-20 minutes (do not overcook or they'll become hard, it's better to undercook).
  2. Drain and peel beet skin off by rubbing it off with your fingers.
  3. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor and blend/process until desired pesto consistency.
  4. Serve over hot pasta or as dip for raw vegetables or as spread for sandwiches.


Green Healthy Cooking along with Leelalicious is hosting a group giveaway to celebrate Mother’s Day this year. I’m so grateful to be involved as it’s my first as a mom. A blender is a necessity in the kitchen, especially for mom’s. It really helps put dinner on the table (like Lorena’s Beet Pesto) or a smoothie in a glass in no time at all.  We’re so lucky that Vitamix partnered with us on this giveaway. I only wish I could win!
Here are the other delicious blogs that are running this giveaway.  You should check them out as they all are amazing in the kitchen and have drool worthy photos.
Now for the giveaway. You have 2 weeks to enter and there are multiple ways of entering. If you are already following me on any of my social media channels, those are ‘free’ entries. You’ll just have to let me know about it in the widget below.
This giveaway is open to residents of the continental United States and Canada (void in Quebec) who have reached the age of majority at the time of the contest in the state, province or territory in which they reside. No purchase necessary to enter. Giveaway will run from Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 12:01am to end on Sunday, May 07, 2016 at 11:59pm. Winner is chosen at random via Rafflecopter. Winner will be contacted via email and given 48 hours to respond. If not, a new winner will be chosen. Winner’s name will be displayed on Rafflecopter widget. Email address will never be given out to any third party or anyone for that matter.
Good luck!!!

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16 thoughts on “Beet Pesto

  1. Robyn @ Simply Fresh Dinners

    Hi Beth! It’s a pleasure to browse through your beautiful blog ! I’m sure it’s the best kind of exhaustion you’re experiencing these days and congratulations on your new one – so exciting!

    And Lorena! Not only did you put the Giveaway together but you’re guesting too? lol. You are Superwoman and my hero! Well done, girl 🙂

    Love this pesto! Not only delicious sounding but beautiful, too!

  2. Edmond

    Good Golly Miss Molly , luv the blog. . Wow, prize bldender is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂

  3. Vicky @ Avocado Pesto

    Congrats on the baby Beth and can only imagine how exhausting it must be right now! How nice of you Lorena to put together this awesome guest post with a favorite of mine – a pesto recipe! Tweeting, pinning yumming!

    1. Beth Post author

      Thank you! Lorena went way beyond the responsibilities of a host by doing this guest post. She did a great job!

  4. Regina Braun

    CONGRATULATIONS Beth!! I am so happy we have you as part of the giveaway although you just had a brand new baby. Rest as much as you possibly can! How wonderful of Lorena to put together a guest post for the occasion.

    1. Beth Post author

      Just had a technical error. It wasn’t showing up in the post for some reason. It should be there now. Thanks for letting me know!!


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