Red Beet and Walnut Pesto | Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street

Join! 12 weeks for $1

Food Network’s Giada De Laurentiis tells us about her hatred of cauliflower rice and more.

Explore ways that vegetables can become the star of the plate

Take a cooking class with us and our instructors from around the world.

NEW - 125 simple weeknight recipes from the world's healthiest cuisine.

1000+ hard-to-find items from around the world.

Everything Milk Street. 12 weeks for just $1. Start your trial here.

Milk Street Recipe
Milk Street Community

Red Beet and Walnut Pesto

Appears in July-August 2021

10 minutes

Red Beet and Walnut Pesto

Milk Street Facebook Community member Mia Lieberman of Watertown, Massachusetts, makes a colorful pesto with roasted beets. Toasted walnuts and salty Parmesan cheese complement the beets' natural sweetness, and a little lemon brightens up the flavors. Store-bought cooked beets make this a breeze to throw together; you’ll find them in the refrigerated produce section of the supermarket. This recipe makes enough pesto to sauce 1 pound of pasta (reserve a little pasta water to add while tossing); Liberman also recommends it on pizza and we think it makes a fantastic spread on sandwiches.

1

cup

Tip

Don’t process the pesto until smooth. The texture is best when it’s a little chunky.

10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4

    ounces cooked red beets, cut into rough 1-inch chunks

  • 1

    teaspoon grated lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Pardon the interruption

You need to be a Milk Street Digital Member to see the full recipe

JOIN MILK STREET DIGITAL & PRINT
12 WEEKS FOR JUST $1

and get access to all of our recipes and articles online, as well as in print.

GET DIGITAL & PRINT
How we use your email.

Your email address is required to identify your subscription. We will use it for customer service as well as other communications from Milk Street. We will not share, or rent your email address.

OCTOBER 2021

$189.95 VALUE

Success!

Thank you for participating in our monthly giveaway!

Entry Form
How we use your email.

Your email address is required to identify your giveaway entry as well as communications from Milk Street. We will not share or rent your email address. You can unsubscribe from receiving our emails at any time.

Enter the Milk Street Giveaway
Enter the Milk Street Giveaway