The secret to making beets taste good is to add distinct flavors to them. The lemon and the sweet nuttiness from the toasted sunflower seeds did a lot to help. Basil and garlic are, of course, great flavors to use in pesto. The balsamic gave the flavor a last little push over the edge.
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2 medium beets (I used packaged, pre-cooked)
~15 large basil leaves
1/4 C toasted sunflower seeds
1 large garlic clove
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
Juice of 1/2 fresh lemon
S+P, to taste
Toast sunflower seeds on stove top (~4-5 mins). Watch them closely and still as needed for an even toast.
Place all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth.
Makes ~8 tablespoons.
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