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BEET & BASIL MARINARA SAUCE

June 18, 2018

 

 

I love finding ways to incorporate veggies into recipes and dishes. Extra veggies can add a ton of flavor, but more importantly, they add an extra boost of nutrients and fiber! I've seen a few recipes for beet marinara sauce and I LOVE the color and earthy flavor that the beets add. Plus, beets have some serious detoxifying effects. Beets can make a huge mess in the kitchen, so I love using 'Love Beets' -- pre-cooked and organic beets -- but you can of course use any raw beets for the recipe.

I like to serve this sauce with Eat Banza chickpea pasta but it would also be great on zoodles or as a dip or spread. The below recipe makes 1 big or 2 small servings.

 

Ingredients

*Makes 1-2 servings

  • 2 organic, cooked beets

  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil

  • 1/2 cup organic marinara sauce

  • Half of a raw tomato

  • Red pepper flakes to taste

  • Salt & Pepper to taste

  • 1 tsp Garlic Salt

  • 1 tsp Onion Salt

**If you don't want to use pre-made marinara sauce, just double the tomato, olive oil and garlic measurements**

 

Directions

  • If your beets aren't pre-cooked: place beets in cold water and bring to a boil then lower heat to a simmer. Cook for about 20-25 minutes until the beets are softened.

  • Blend all ingredients in a food processor to desired texture.

  • Serve over pasta, zoodles, or as a dip. 

Recipe Inspiration

The Well Necessities: Anti-Inflammatory Beet Marinara

Love Beets: Zucchini Noodles with Beet Marinara Sauce

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