Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pasta with Beet Sauce

This one was inspired from a recipe in Whole Living Magazine.  Click here for the original recipe or follow along below: 


1 package baby beets from Trader Joes 
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped, crushed tomatoes
Red pepper flakes to taste
Sea salt to taste
8-10 oz Corn Pasta Spaghetti from Trader Joes

1.  Make spaghetti according to package.  Drain, and save 1 cup of the pasta water.  

2.  Microwave beets for about 20-30 seconds.  Blend beets, garlic, walnuts and tomatoes in a food processor or blender.  Season with the salt and red pepper flakes. 

3.  Mix beet sauce with pasta water and add to cooked spaghetti.  Stir well and serve immediately.  Sprinkle fresh, ground pepper on top and enjoy! 

I would never have thought of putting all this stuff together, but it was delicious!  The original recipe doesn't call for garlic, but I think it's necessary to offset the sweetness of the beets.  I liked it.

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