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Baby Beets with Pistachio-Mint Pesto

This unique and very flavorful vegan salad is made extra-simple when prepared using Trader Joes’ packaged baby beets highly recommended is serving it with a dollop of creamy Greek yogurt.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted toasted pistachios $2
  • 2/3 cup (packed) fresh mint leaves $1 for a bunch
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed Pantry
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Pantry
  • juice of 1/2 lemon $0.50 for a whole lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste Pantry
  • 12 baby beets, steamed and peeled (or use 2 packages of Trader Joes' steamed, peeled baby beets), sliced into wedges $4

Recipe Serves 4


  1. Combine pistachios, mint and garlic in a food processor or blender and pulse until roughly chopped.
  2. Stream in olive oil and lemon juice and continue pulsing until a chunky paste forms.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Place the pesto in the bottom of a serving bowl.
  5. Add the beets and toss well (this may take some time as the pesto is quite thick).
  6. Serve immediately.

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