Beet Pesto with Sun Flower Seeds
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup blended olive oil
  • 2/4 cup basil
  • juice of half lemon
  • 1 cups raw beets, peeled, chopped (see note)
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cloves chopped garlic
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  1. If you have a Vitamix: Place everything in the vitamix and blend until you have a thick pesto-type consistency.
  2. If you don't have a Vitamix, soften the beets by boiling for 30 minutes. Cool completely.
  3. Put everything except the vinegar into the food processor and process until you have the consistency of pesto. Add vinegar a little at a time. It should not be the predominant taste. Season with salt and pepper. Serve cold, room temperature or hot.
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