RECIPE : golden beet pasta & edamame pesto

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i just came home from a lovely weekend visiting the gothenburg film festival. more about that later.
point is, after a weekend of delicious pizza eating, beer tasting and vegan chocolate overdosing, i’m in the mood for some freshness. so i give you : golden beet pasta with edamame pesto !

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you can of course use red beet root instead, i just like this colour combo. the pesto is oil free, and low-fat. edamame beans have enough fat naturally to carry a pesto without adding oil or nuts. but if you feel like something a bit more heavy, just add some pine nuts or tahini to the mix.
also, if you’re in a land of snow (like i am) you might feel like eating hot food. if so, just super quickly toss the beet root pasta in a hot, dry pan and add in the pesto, and it will be both fresh and hot ^^


golden beet pasta with edamame pesto:
2-4 golden beet root (or whichever colour you prefer), depending on size
2 dl (a bit less than 1 cup) edamame beans
1 dl (a bit less than 1/2 cup) basil, chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
a squeeze of lemon juice, after taste
1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
a couple of tbsp of water
salt and pepper, after taste
spring onion, sliced for garnish
nutritional yeast, for garnish

– peel the beet root and make noodles using a spiralizer, or grater
– very quickly steam or boil the edamame beans. let cool off a bit
– add beans, basil, garlic, lemon juice, nutritional yeast (if using but i highly recommend you do), salt and pepper to a food processor or blender. blend until smooth, adding a tbsp of water at a time until wanted consistency
– portion the pesto on a plate with a piping bag (or use a plastic bag with a cut off corner). twirl the pasta with a fork and place on top of the pesto. garnish with spring onion and nutritional yeast (if using). done !

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hope you try this recipe out and like it as much as i do. let me know what you think if you try it !

enjoy your beautiful sunday bbs
love // jenny

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